Srinagar, May 9 -- Executive Officer (EO), J&K Hajj Committee, Dr. Shujhat Qureshi said that on the first day of their journey, a total of two flights left from Srinagar International Airport to Saudi Arabia, with each flight carrying 322 pilgrims.

"A total of 7008 pilgrims will be performing Hajj for this year from Jammu and Kashmir. Today two flights are scheduled and, in each flight, there will be 322 pilgrims. We have already published the flight schedule for 9 and 10 May for pilgrims," he said.

He said that the Hajj pilgrims on their flight schedule day have to reach Bemina Hajj house in Srinagar before five hours to complete the required formalities, adding that 644 pilgrims who left from Srinagar international airport to Madina A...