Srinagar, Sep 08 (Only Kashmir): The first batch of 230 Kashmiri Hajj pilgrims Friday arrived here at Srinagar Airport. Due to the cancellation of late evening flight yesterday, Air India today operated additional flights for Hajjis today.
Minister for Revenue, Relief Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Abdul Rehman Veeri received the first batch while as Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan, Secretary Revenue Muhammad Ashraf Mir, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, SSP Budgam, and other Civil and Police officers were also present on the occasion.
The Hajjis expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by the Government for their smooth travel and stay at the Holy places in Saudi Arabia.
Due to the cancellation of late evening flight yesterday, Air India today operated additional flights for Hajjis today.
230 Hajjis arrived in the first Indian Airlines flight this morning.
While interacting with the returning pilgrims, Veeri felicitated them for performing Hajj. He said all the requisite arrangements have been put in place to facilitate hassle-free return of the pilgrims to their respective destinations.