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Hajj expenses dropped despite removal of subsidy: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Hajj expenses dropped despite removal of subsidy: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

New Delhi: Although Hajj subsidy has been removed, the hajj travelling expenses have dropped, thanks to the efforts of Ministry of Minority Affairs.

Compared to Hajj 2014, the Hajj 2018 expenses have decreased up to 45 pc. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told to the presspersons. He claimed that if we compare the travelling expenses of 2013-14 with Hajj 2018, the fair at some places has come down up to 50 pc. He gave the examples of several cities where airfare has decreased considerably.

Regarding Hyderabad, he said earlier air travelling expenses from Hyderabad were Rs. 101600 now it is Rs. 65766.

Mr Naqvi told that earlier people would travel only through Air India but this time they will also travel through Flynas, besides Air India and Saudi Airlines.