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First flight for Haj Bound pilgrims from Tamil Nadu on October 6

Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu),Jun24 : The first flight for Haj-bound pilgrims from Tamil Nadu will commence on October 6 this year, Haj Committee of India Vice Chairman, A.Aboobucker said today.Besides having MRT train facility to Mecca,
PTI June 24, 2012 15:39 IST
PTI
Kumbakonam (Tamil Nadu),Jun24 : The first flight for Haj-bound pilgrims from Tamil Nadu will commence on October 6 this year, Haj Committee of India Vice Chairman, A.Aboobucker said today.





Besides having MRT train facility to Mecca, Haj pilgrims from the country would be provided with a Saudi Arabia telecom SIM card free of cost this year, he told reporters here.

The number of applications is increasing multi-fold every year, he said, adding, a condition has been imposed that a person cannot apply again for Haj pilgrimage within five years of his visit.

β€œThe quota is at 1,75,000 but applications received is more than eight lakh,” he said.

He also appealed to the state government to set up a Haj house for accommodating and providing assistance to those bound for the pilgrimage