First batch of Hajj pilgrims to arrive on Aug 28

First batch of Hajj pilgrims to arrive on Aug 28
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SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Saturday convened a meeting to review the arrangements being made for pilgrims of the state who are scheduled to return from Saudi Arabia beginning August 28 after performing the annual pilgrimage.
The meeting was informed that five flights carrying Haj pilgrims from Jeddah will reach Srinagar Airport on August 28. From August 29 to September 07, four flights carrying the pilgrims will land at the airport from Saudi Arabia.
Reviewing the arrangements and facilities being provided to the pilgrims of the valley, the Divisional Commissioner directed the PDD to install generators to supplement the power supply to the Haj House Bemina.
He directed the concerned officers to put all arrangements with regard to maintaining regular supply of drinking water, sanitation besides establishment of medical camp along with services of medical officers and ambulance at the Haj House Srinagar and airport 24×7 to facilitate the pilgrims. SRTC will provide adequate number of buses for transportation of the pilgrims.
He directed officials for ensuring adequate arrangements for Haj pilgrims and facilitate their hassle-free arrival besides subsequent smooth journey to their respective destinations.
He asked DDC Budgam to visit the airport premises for the finalization of necessary arrival arrangements and the deployment of magistracy en-route to the airport.