Hyderabad, August 22, 2015: Arrangements for successful conduct of the Haj Camp 2015 were finalized in the All Departmental meeting held here this afternoon at the Haj House, Nampally, Hyderabad. Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Deputy Chief Minister presided over the meeting and sought assurance all the departments and organized involved in the Haj operations for smooth departure of the Haj pilgrims on the scheduled time withour any difficulty or the problem.

He expressed confidence that all the departments concerned will extend full cooperation in this sacred task as per the previous practice. More particularly he asked the Air India officials present in the meeting to ensure that no flight is delayed.

He said that the Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao is keen to provide full facilities to the Haj pilgrims that was why the Budget of Rs. Two crores allocated in the combined state remained intact in the Telangana state, and it would be increased if the need arises.

The Deputy Chief Minister further said that the Hyderabad Embarkation point holds the pride of place in the entire country for making the best arrangements for Haj Operation. This was possible only with the cooperation of all the departments concerned.

The Air India officials assured that there would be no delay in the Haj Flights and all the facilities would be provided to the pilgrims. They informed that during past five days 21 Haj Flights took off from ifferent points and no flight was late, rather they took off half an hour early.

GMR Rajiv Gandhi International Airport authorities briefed about the arrangements for the Haj pilgrims and stated that Conveyor Belt, Central Air Conditioning, are being provided from this year for the convenience of the pilgrims, besides arrangements for Wazu, Namaz, and announcement system would be available as usual. Sitting arrangements outside the Haj Terminal and Digital Display of Flight Timings facilities would also be provided.

Immigration officials agreed to fill in the Departure cards/Immigration Forms at the Haj House. Separate counters will be provided for lady and Old age pilgrims. Customs facilitation counters will be set up at the Haj House as per previous practice. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) furnished the list of banned itmes and assured that the banned items if found in the baggage of pilgrims would be handed over to the Haj Committee for returning back them to the pilgrims or their relatives.

Foreign Exchange will be issued to the pilgrims by Indus Ind Bank. The State Bank of India will open Temporary Extension Counters for receiving payments from Haj pilgrims during Haj Camp. The Police Department will make round the clock security arrangements at the Haj House including Law and order and Traffic arrangements. Parking space for four wheelers and two wheelers will be provided in the Public Garden premises.