India became first country to make entire Haj process digital


India has become the first country in the world to completely digitize the Haj process. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that various services have been added to the online application service like e-visa, haj mobile app, e-messiah health facility, stay and traffic information in Mecca Medina and Haj pilgrimage information.

Naqvi has recently signed a bilateral Haj 2020 agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Haj and Umrah Minister Mohammad Saleh bin Taher. It is for the first time when digital pre-tagging has been arranged by the airlines so that Haj pilgrims will get all kinds of information in India itself. Haj pilgrims will get prior information about which room of which building in Mecca Medina and what number bus will have to be taken after landing at the airport.

The SIM card of the passengers will be linked with the Haj Mobile app so that they will continue to get the latest information about the Haj.
• This year 100 telephone line information centers have been started at Haj House in Mumbai.
• The government of India will provide health cards to all travelers in India, while in Saudi Arabia they will be given ‘e-Messiah health facility’.
• This system will have information about the health of each Haj pilgrim. They will be provided medical assistance immediately in case of an emergency.