JEDDAH — In preparation for this year’s Hajj, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Transport has completed the maintenance work of 491 kilometers of roads leading to the holy city of Makkah and has assigned buses for each pilgrim group with full precautionary measures.
These steps follow the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense.
The work was carried out with the support and supervision of Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Governor of Makkah Al Mukaramah Province, and the follow-up of Eng. Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser, Minister of Transport, to serve the visitors of the Grand Mosque.
Periodic and preventive maintenance was carried out on several major roads leading to Makkah Al Mukaramah, which included Al Madinah Highway, Jeddah Highway, Old Jeddah Road, Al Sail Road, Al Hada Road and Al Layth Road.
Maintenance work included lighting, bridge expansion, fence repair, scraping and asphalting, as well upkeep of directional signs, road signs, road sign holders, paints, cat eyes, construction of concrete and metal barriers, and fence wires. Wadi Ash Shu'bah ferry also started its operation.
Al-Jasser confirmed the readiness of all facilities and installations for Hajj. He sought the importance of cooperation of the entire transport users to comply with the necessary preventative measures against COVID-19.