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First batch of Hajj pilgrims leave for SA; Div Com, IGP review arrangements

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May 10, 2024

BUDGAM, MAY 09: First batch of Hajj pilgrims today left for Saudi Arabia from Srinagar International Airport.

Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Biduri along with IGP Kashmir, V K Birdi today reviewed the departure arrangements for the first batch of Haj pilgrims 2024 of Union Territory of Jammu Kashmir from Srinagar International Airport.

Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Akshay Labroo; SSP Budgam, Nikhil Borkar; Director International Airport and other concerned officers were also present.

On the occasion, Div Com interacted with the pilgrims and conveyed his greetings and best wishes to them.

During the visit, Div Com also took a first-hand appraisal of facilities including availability of clean drinking water, medical facilities, refreshments, volunteer services, and traffic management in and outside of airport premises besides immigration check facilities and baggage carrying facilities.

He directed concerned authorities to ensure the hassle-free departure of all the pilgrims till the conclusion of the departure schedule.

Meanwhile, the first group of 642 pilgrims, in two flights i.e., 322 each took off from Srinagar International Airport today for this year’s Hajj, starting the pilgrimage’s transforming journey full of fervor and optimism.

A total of 7008 hajj pilgrims from UT of J&K will be embarking on a holy pilgrimage this year.

The pilgrims gathered at the airport in Srinagar wearing modest white attire as they bid farewell to their loved


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