Muscat: All companies and establishments running Haj transport business have been asked by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to get approval from the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs and submit it to the ministry as soon as possible.
The announcement, which was made through social media, stated that all companies and establishments which have pilgrims transport activity in the commercial registers, need to register at the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs and get the approval to practice this activity, within six months from the date of the announcement (May 2). If they fail to do so, the ministry will cancel the activity from their registers, said the announcement.
The ministry also announced that the processing of online registration for those who had applied for Haj this year has already started. The ministry explained that the result of the online registration will be announced in 10 days from the day the processing started.
A total 23,966 online applications were received, as stated by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs on its official account in social media.
The Ministry had announced earlier that Omani pilgrims planning to travel to Mecca to perform Haj can register their applications at www.hajj.om, which will be opened from April 10 until April 24.
The online registration system aims at curbing violations committed by Haj operators and ensure a better atmosphere offering the best services to pilgrims.