Makkah Deputy Emir inspects preparations for pilgrims at Jeddah Hajj terminal, holy sites

Saudi Gazette report

MECCA – Prince Badr Bin Sultan, Deputy Emir of Makkah and Vice Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, inspected the readiness of Hajj terminal facilities at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport and holy sites to receive the guests of God for the next Hajj.

Transport Minister Saleh Al-Jasser, Hajj and Umrah Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Public Security Director Lt. Gen. Muhammad Al-Basami, Jeddah Airports Company CEO Aiman ​​Abu Obat, and other officials accompanied him on the tour inspection.

Prince Badr began his tour of the Hajj terminal during which he was briefed on the progress of the works and the operational plan to receive pilgrims coming to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

He then inspected the facelift projects being implemented along the road leading to the terminal as well as its entrance gates 14-17 and the bus parking lots. He listened to a briefing on the General Syndicate’s parking lot project and the Islamic Arts Biennale project, which will be held early next year.

The Deputy Emir expressed satisfaction with the elaborate preparations and arrangements made for pilgrims at the Hajj terminal.

He was also informed of the modernization works in the terminal area, where 20 air-conditioned toilets have been built and equipped to provide a comfortable waiting area for pilgrims before they travel to catch the buses that transport them to Makkah.

The inspection tour also covered visiting the facilities of government agencies that receive pilgrims and provide them with necessary services at the Hajj terminal complex.

Prince Badr then proceeded to the Haramain high-speed railway station at the airport and traveled on a train bound for Makkah.

During the trip, he was informed about the capabilities offered by the airport through its connection with the Haramain railway station, which helps to provide the best services to the pilgrims and facilitate their access to the holy places to perform their rituals with ease. and comfort.

There are 35 trains, each with a passenger capacity of between 417 and 800, to transport pilgrims between Jeddah and Makkah, with 30 trips per day during the Hajj season this year.

Prince Badr also inspected the developments at the holy sites and visited the development and renovation project of the areas adjacent to Jabal Al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy) in Arafat.

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