State-of-the-art Haj Bhavan opens in Bengaluru

State-of-the-art Haj Bhavan opens in Bengaluru

The Haj Bhavan, said to be the first-of-its kind in the state with all its grandeur and world-class amenities, was inaugurated at Tirumenahalli, Hegde Nagar Main Road on Saturday.

Minister for Urban Development and Haj Roshan Baig, who inaugurated the Bhavan, said, “The foundation stone for the Bhavan was laid during the tenure of Sadananda Gowda as chief minister. The total cost of the project is Rs 87 crore. The structure, spread over three acres, is almost complete with finishing touches pending.”

The Bhavan has a state-of-the art auditorium, library, cafeteria among other amenities. On the occasion, four Haj pilgrims were given passport to travel to Mecca through the Karnataka State Haj Committee. “More than 5,000 Haj pilgrims will be travelling this time to Mecca via a total of 11 Haj flights from Bengaluru. From August 27 to September 1, two flights will ferry pilgrims every day and on September 2, one flight will operate,” Baig said.

Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh, KPCC working president Dinesh Gundu Rao and others were present.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who arrived late by almost two hours apologised to those present. He wished Haj pilgrims a safe journey.

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