Mashair Train to transport 80000 domestic pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia
  • Date: 26-Jun-2022
  • Source: Saudi Gazette
  • Sector: Transport
  • Country: Saudi Arabia
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Mashair Train to transport 80000 domestic pilgrims

Okaz/Saudi Gazette MAKKAH – More than half of the domestic pilgrims will have the facility to travel on board Mashair Train between the Holy Sites of Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah during the forthcoming Hajj pilgrimage. Speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette, Dr. Saed Al-Johani, head of the Coordinating Council of Companies and Establishments for Domestic Pilgrims, said that about 80,000 pilgrims out of a total 150,000 domestic pilgrims would be transported by train during the Hajj season this year. Al-Johani also spoke about the elaborate arrangements that are being made for the pilgrims at the Holy Sites. “Open buffets facilities will be resumed at the pilgrims’ camps in Mina, apart from fulfilling the desires of pilgrims regarding the quality of foods. The pilgrims can also benefit from the central kitchens established by the Kidana Company during this year’s Hajj season,” he said. He added that fresh food can also be prepared in the licensed kitchens in Makkah, and then bring to serve among the pilgrims at the Holy Sites similar to the practice allowed during the Hajj of 2019 before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing a meeting of companies that are tasked to arrange facilities for domestic pilgrims, held at

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