Plans to link Holy Sites and Grand Mosque with tunnels approved


JEDDAH: The Makkah Region Development Authority has approved a plan to build service tunnels linking Arafat and Jamarat in Mina via Muzdalifah, and tunnels linking Jamarat with the courtyards of the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah.

The meeting was chaired by Makkah Governor Prince Khaled Al-Faisal. The plan will need a final approval from King Salman.

The plan also recommends improving the tents in Arafat, the facilities in Muzdalifah, and constructing new residential towers on the mountain slope of Mina in a way not violating the sanctity of the Holy Site.

A total of six towers have already been constructed in Mina and these have the capacity to accommodate around 12,000 pilgrims.

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