"Hajj flights from Srinagar to Saudi Arabia have been resumed from today and two flights took off from the Srinagar International Airport, each carrying 275 pilgrims," Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said.

Wishing successful Hajj to the pilgrims, he said flood and torrential rains affected the normal flight schedule, but it is heartening that the process has been resumed.

The Chief Minister hoped that all the remaining pilgrims would perform the holy journey from Srinagar smoothly.

Hajj and Auqaf Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed saw off the pilgrims at the Srinagar Airport and wished them successful journey and good health.

Hajj flights from Srinagar were suspended on September 5 following floods in many areas of the state.

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