11 Sep :The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to the following proposals for movement of Haj pilgrims from India to Saudi Arabia during Haj 2008 which is due to commence in October 2008 :
i) 1,23,211 pilgrims will get to travel on subsidized fare during Haj 2008.
ii) Introduction of Indore as a new embarkation point and retention of the existing 16 embarkation points for Haj 2008.
iii) Fare to be charged from the pilgrims for Haj 2008 will continue to be Rs. 12,000/- per pilgrim. There will be no increase.