Arafat: 350,000 pilgrims to be transported by train

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By Garba Muhammad in Makkah

The security spokesperson of Saudi ministry of interior Prince Gen. Nasir Turkey said 350,000 pilgrims will use train to Mina-Arafat-Mustalifah-Jamarat, while 800,000 will use buses.

Prince Turkey spoke at a joint press conference on the road map for his ministry during five days of this years hajj exercise on Thursday in Makkah.

He said already there is ongoing movement of 80 percent of pilgrims Mina tonight.

” 80 percent pilgrims will leave for Mina tonight, while the rest (20percent) will leave through the day (Friday),” he said.

Meanwhile, Gen. Basam Arbiya, spokesperson of President of Security said all security agencies have highest standard of readiness in terms of personnel and equipment. “All done by the government of the custodian of the two holy mosque.

“We have upgraded with advanced security to serve the guest of Allah.

“Its a honor for the leadership and citizens of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to serve the guest of Allah whole heatedly with full fledge,  ” he said.

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