First batch of Hajj pilgrims leaves Delhi
The first batch of 340 Hajis flew from here on pilgrimage early this morning.
With prayers for unity, peace, prosperity and harmony in nation and the entire world, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi flagged off the first batch of Hajj pilgrims from Indira Gandhi International Airport's Hajj Terminal here.
A total of 340 Hajj pilgrims proceeded for the pilgrimage at 2:30 hrs today. For Hajj 2016, a total of 12,500 pilgrims will be proceeding from Delhi to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, by Air India's 37 charter flights. Around 8690 .
For Hajj 2016, total 1,00,020 pilgrims will be facilitated from 21 points across India through Hajj Committee. Apart from this, 36,000 pilgrims will proceed through the private tour operators.