Source by: (SPA)
The Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites said that on average, 271,000 people took a bus in Makkah every day during the first week of Ramadan. This is more than 1.9 million people.
During the first week of the month, residents and visitors took more than 31,000 trips on the 12 routes.
The Makkah bus project has 438 stops, 400 buses, and 12 routes that connect the city’s centre, the Grand Mosque, and other important places in the city.
One such effort, the “Umbrella of Mu’tamer” initiative, was sponsored by the General Presidency of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque to provide shade for pilgrims.
Khalid bin Fahad Al-Shalawi, the undersecretary-general for social, humanitarian, and volunteer services at the presidency, stated that other voluntary initiatives, as well as services and facilities, will make it easier for worshippers to fulfil their rites.
For the Umrah season, the presidency also started the “explanation and indication” programme.
Director General Ahmed Al-Dahas told the Saudi Press Agency that the goal of the programme is for employees of the presidency to help pilgrims find their way around the Grand Mosque.