Saudi's Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call, and Guidance updates bus fleet

Saudi Arabian ministry has upgraded its bus fleet for pilgrims in the kingdom for Eid Al-Adha and Hajj 2019

Saudi Arabia's bus fleet has been updated.
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Saudi Arabia's bus fleet has been updated.

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call, and Guidance, represented by the General Secretariat of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Guests Programme, has prepared a fleet of buses that are equipped to provide safe and easy transportation for pilgrims in the country for Eid Al-Adha and Hajj 2019. 

The total number of guests hosted by the programme since its launch in 1417 AH [Gregorian year 1996] is 53,747 pilgrims, Saudi Arabia's state news agency, SPA, reported.

Saudi Arabia's civil bodies are gearing up for the holy period of Eid Al-Adha and Hajj 2019. 

Makkah Region Development Authority (MRDA) revealed the extensive project plan it has adopted for the Holy City during the upcoming Hajj 2019 season, with several new developments carried out in line with the recommendations of the Central Hajj Committee following the conclusion of Hajj 2018.

MRDA has mobilised 14,000 professionals and 400 machines for the operational plan.

Among the projects that will be introduced during Hajj this year in Makkah are the parallel pedestrian bridge project for King Abdullah Road at Mina; the extension of Street and its link with Street 204; the establishment of three slopes at Mina Square; the construction of multi-floor residential and administrative buildings for Al-Mashaer Al Mugaddassah Metro train operators; a project to establish infrastructure around the Al-Mashaer Train stations in Muzalifah and Arafat; and the assembly and operation of 2,400 mobile restrooms in Mina.

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