Flight carrying Haj pilgrims to leave Aug 27

Lucknow, Aug 23 :

The first flight carrying Haj pilgrims will leave for Saudi Arabia Aug 27 from an airport in Lucknow, officials said Saturday.

( pic courtesy :freepresskashmir.com)
( pic courtesy :freepresskashmir.com)

Saudi Airlines will take off from Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport at Amausi at 10 a.m. The second flight will take off the same day at 8 p.m. The same flight schedule will be followed Aug 28 and 29, officials told IANS here.

The pilgrims will be shifted to the Haj house on the outskirt of the city a day before their departure.

State minister Mohammad Azam Khan has called a meeting of district officials Saturday to take note of the facilities being provided to the pilgrims.

People going for Haj have been asked to reach the state capital a day before the journey to avoid inconvenience, said the officials.

Sultan Ahmed, Haj committee secretary said the state government will provide all the necessary facilities to the pilgrims, including vaccination.


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