By BADEA ABU AL-NAJA | ARAB NEWS
MAKKAH: The Mashair Railway will transport more than 500,000 pilgrims during the coming Haj season, according to Haj Minister Fouad Abdul Salam Al-Farsy.
The minister made the announcement on Tuesday after a tour of a number of Tawafa establishments to assess arrangements being made to provide the best of services to the guests of God.
He said all phases for the operation of the Makkah Metro had been completed. The metro will be fully operational from next Haj season.
Al-Farsy said his tour was aimed at assessing preparations made for the guests of God and to hear from the establishments their remarks and observations about the difficulties that might impede their work with a view to solving them on the spot.
The minister began his inspection tour with a visit to the coordinating authority for Tawafa establishments, where he was welcomed by its chairman Faiq bin Muhammad Biyari. He launched a book titled “Memory of the Profession,” a documentary work recording the memoirs of former mutawwifs about the historic profession.