SRINAGAR: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to finalize arrangements for annual Hajj pilgrimage 2018.
The meeting reviewed arrangements put in place for smooth conduct of Hajj pilgrimage and ensure adequate arrangements at Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia on account of accommodations and other facilities.
Laying stress on the criticality of the arrangements put in place at the Hajj house and at Srinagar airport, the Advisor Ganai on the occasion directed all the officers to ensure their presence on ground and every facility is provided to the pilgrims while their embarkation for Hajj.
He directed D.C Srinagar to create a WhatsApp group and add all the stakeholders so that the authorities remain abreast with the situation.
The Advisor asked AAI to ensure that the hajj flights do not get cancelled due to technical snags or any other issue and directed that if any flight gets cancelled the arrangements of departure for the same flight should be made in the evening or the next day rather than putting up it in queue much to the inconvenience of the pilgrims.
He asked the Custom and Immigration authorities to facilitate smooth and hassle-free clearance of pilgrims at the airport/ Hajj house.
The Advisor Ganai nominated Hajj Officer Mohammad Maqbool as Nodal Officer from Hajj Committee and in case of his absence Firdous Ahmad was directed to perform his duties.