Staff Reporter | KMNN
MANGALORE: August 31, 2011.You can directly fly to Madinah from Mangalore in the coming Hajj season. The flights will takeoff daily in the evening from Bajpe Airport at Mangalore from Sep 29 to Oct 03, 2011. About 700 Hajj pilgrims from Kogagu, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, and Uttar Kannada districts will embark daily from here. The Hajj travel from Mangalore and back may have a span of 41 to 45 days.
Karnataka State Hajj Committee Member and Udupi District BJP minority wing president M Salim Ambagilu told presspersons “The Hajj Committee had received about 12,900 applications from desiring pilgrims of Karnataka state. Out of these 5,677 applicants have been selected as per the available quota. Of these, 4,404 pilgrims were chosen through Khurra (a form of lottery) and 1,273 were directly selected. Whereas, other 272 pilgrims are under the waiting list.”
The three take off destinations for Karnataka Muslims are Bangalore, Mangalore and Hyderabad. The detailed breakup is as follows.
- Takeoff from Hyderabad: 650 Pilgrims from Yadgiri, Bidar and Gulburga
- Takeoff from Bangalore: 4327 pilgrims will take off from Bangalore to Jedda.
- Takeoff from Mangalore: 700 Hajj pilgrims from Kogagu, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, and Uttar Kannada districts.
Hajj Camp at Mangalore
A two day Hajj camp is being organized at old Bajpe Airport, Mangalore on September 27 and 28. A 20 member delegation of Khadimul Hujaj (Hajj guides) has been appointed to assist and guide the pilgrims in their journey.
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Mr. Salim said, “Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda is expected to flag off the Hajj flights from Mangalore Airport.”