Hyderabad: The last date to submit Hajj application form is February 6. 16544 applications have been submitted so far from Hyderabad itself. It is hoped that the number of applications from across the state may reach 20000. 17000 applications were submitted last year.
Special Officer Hajj Committee, Prof. S A Shukoor told that, of the applications received from Hyderabad 499 applications have been submitted under septuagenarian category while 2099 applications have been submitted under reserved category (persons who have applied for Hajj pilgrimage consecutively since last three years).
Central Hajj Committee has rescheduled the Hajj programme of current year and all the state Hajj Committees will soon be acknowledged with the fresh schedule.
Prof. S A Shukoor told that special counters have been set up in Hajj House for the convenience of applicants. Aspirants can submit application along with the passport valid till February 28, 2018. He made it clear that there is no likelihood of further extension of date.