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Cabinet approves hike in number of Haj pilgrims

The government on Thursday approved the increasing subsidised Haj travel quota to 1.1 lakh.

india Updated: Nov 16, 2006 13:16 IST

The government on Thursday approved the increasing subsidised Haj travel quota to 1.1 lakh from the current one lakh pilgrims, besides adding more flights from India to Saudi Arabia this year.

As a result of the number of pilgrims going up by 10,000, number of flights too would be increased, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said after a Cabinet meeting in New Delhi.