Hyderabad, June 17, 2015: The Haj Flights from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh this year will commence from September 2 by Air India from Haj Terminal of GMR Rajiv Gandhi Airport, Shamsabad in Hyderabad. Over 5500 pilgrims will perform Haj from both the states.

The GMR Airport Authority will provide Conveyor Belt facility in the Haj Terminal at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, besides full air conditioned facility there. Mr. Syed Omer Jaleel, Secretary to Government Minorities Welfare Department, Government of Telangana held a high level meeting with GMR officials at the Airport today regarding problems and issues faced by the Haj pilgrims while boarding and alighting the Haj flights.

It was agreed to provide all possible facilities to the pilgrims at the Haj Terminal. Prof. S. A. Shukoor Special Officer, Telangana State Haj Committee highlighted the issues faced by the Haj Committee during Haj Operations every year. The GMR gave a Power Point presentation about the proposed works to be taken up shortly for the convenience of Haj pilgrims and the visitors.
The GMR authorities assured to start work of Conveyor Belt, Air Conditioning, Display Boards in and outside the Terminal, cement roads and concrete basement, Sound System, waterproof shades, toilets and prayer halls in the visitors area. GMR officials Mr. Yashpal Singh General Manager, Mr. Syed Hussain Associate Vice President, Mr. Arnangshu Ghosh & Mr. Gangadhar AGMs, Mr. B. Ramana Murthy & Mr P. Ravi Kumar Managers and Mr. Irfan Shareef of Haj Committee were present on this occasion.