Hajj arrangements finalized
Srinagar, Sept 28: Arrangements for transportation and accommodation of Hajj Pilgrims and matters related to it thereto were finalized at a meeting chaired by Divisional commissioner, Kashmir, Asgar Samoon here today.
The meeting discussed transportation of Pilgrims of Jammu, Doda, Ramban, Ladakh, Kargil, Rajouri and other districts to Hajj House and thereon to Hajj Terminal of Srinagar international airport.
The Director Tourism informed the meeting that his department had arranged 100 rooms for accommodation of Pilgrims to ensure their safe and comfortable stay. He said, Tourism department would extend full co-operation to the Hajj Committee.
Passport Officer said that 99 percent passports had already been issued to the pilgrims. He favoured bringing such pilgrims in whose favour passports stand issued under the ambit of additional quota on preferential basis.
The meeting was informed that civic facilities including safe drinking water, power supply and sanitation had been put in place. The Chief Engineer, PDD assured the meeting that un-interrupted power supply would be ensured to Hajj House and Srinagar Airport. The parking facilities for the vehicles of Hajj Pilgrims have also been adequately made.
General Manager, JKTDC, informed that pilgrims coming from far-off districts like Doda, Ramban, Kargil, Jammu, Poonch , Rajouri , Leh, etc would be accommodated in 30 comfortable rooms of Heamal Hotel where adequate arrangements of food here been made for them.
The SRTC representative said his organization will provide 23 buses in good condition to ferry Hajj Pilgrims from distant districts to Hajj House.
The meeting was informed that the arrangements for providing adequate medical facilities to the Pilgrims have been made at Hajj House. Meanwhile, State Bank of India and J&K Bank will facilitate pilgrims for securing foreign exchange.
The Executive Officer, State Hajj Committee assured proper arrangements for the pilgrims of Hajj. He said Committee was endeavoring to make the Hajj pilgrims feel at Home both at Srinagar Hajj House and other staying places. He said that Hajj Committee was in constant touch with all the concerned departments to ensure all the facilities for the pilgrims.
Addressing the meeting, the Divisional Commissioner, stressed on working in perfect co-ordination to better facilities for the pilgrims. He said the decisions taken in the meeting should be implemented in letter and spirit.
TRAINING FOR PILGRIMS
To provide training to the Hajj pilgrims of Islamabad, an orientation programme was organized at Dakbalglow Khanabal today.
Besides more than 300 Hajj pilgrims, DDC, Islamabad S Jaipal Singh, SSP, Bashir Ahmad Khan and Assistant Commissioner, Revenue, Syeed Qamar Sajjad were present.
Zia-ul-Haq Nazmi, a well versed Hajj trainer imparted the training.
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