Alternative modes of transport proposed for Makkah pilgrims

Construction cranes behind the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Makkah. (Photo file: Reuters)

Recommendations on how pilgrims are transported from their residences to the Grand Mosque will be submitted to Makkah Emir Prince Mishal Bin Abdullah, said member of the high committee for pilgrims monitoring Isam Toonsi.

He pointed out one of these recommendations was to designate routes for the transportation of pilgrims according to their nationalities, especially as most of them now reside at buildings away from the Grand Mosque due to the expansion projects in the vicinity.

He added such transportation would be handled by buses in both directions, helping to reduce crowding and congestion around the Grand Mosque.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44