First Haj flight to Jeddah from Bihar takes off tomorrow

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Patna, Nov 10 (UNI) The first special flight carrying 105 Haj pilgrims from Bihar to Jeddah via Mumbai will be operated from Patna Airport tomorrow, opening a new opportunity for the Haj pilgrims from the state.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will see the first group of Haj pilgrims off at the newly constructed Haj House here after a religious congregation prior to the departure of the flight.

Official sources said here today during the next fortnight two Jeddah-bound flights would be operated from here everyday to carry about 100 odd haj pilgrims in each of them.

A total number of 3345 Haj pilgrims from Bihar had so far registered their names for the annual pilgrimage from the state this year.


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