The Grand Mosque has been visited by eight million people in the first 10 days of Ramadan, according to the Haj and Umrah Directorate that is a 49% increase from 2014.
The transport plan was approved in 2014 by the Central Haj Committee, chaired by Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, with the goal of transporting 25 million passengers back and forth to the Grand Mosque, reports Arab News. Prince Faisal is also adviser to King Salman, custodian of the Two Holy Mosques.
This time 38,000 vehicles transported visitors, which is a 25% increase from 2014. For pedestrians and passengers, eight stations were set up to ease their commute.
According to Arab News, 4.7 million passengers were transported through Ajyad. 8,632 through Bab Ali, 2,208 through Jabal Al-Kaaba, 4,874 through King Abdul Aziz Gate, 2,169 through Jaroul, 7,993 through Ajyad Al-Sad, 1.12 million through Shuaab Aamir and 148,410 through Riya Bakhsh.