Hajj and Umrah News - South Africa

20 Mar 2018

235 companies licensed to provide pilgrim services

The Ministry of Haj and Umrah has licensed 235 companies to provide services to pilgrims and asked the General Syndicate of Cars to improve the transport services to cope with the rising number of visitors to the holy city.

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17 Mar 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Haramain train project expected to serve 30 million pilgrims

JEDDAH: The high-speed Haramain train’s importance to Saudi Arabia has been highlighted with an announcement by King Salman that he will rely on the super-fast service for his next visit to Madinah. The city’s governor, Prince Faisal bin Salman, expressed his appreciation to the Saudi ruler for his support of public transport in the Kingdom, and especially for the high-speed

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16 Mar 2018

KSA’s Haramain train speeds toward a 2018 opening

MADINAH: The SR60 billion ($16 billion) high-speed Haramain train is on track to be fully operational this year, according to Minister of Transportation and Chairman of the Saudi Railway Organization Nabil Al-Amoudi. He said that the service will be functional for the public in 2018, in conformity with all safety measures and operational readiness for high-speed transportation.

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16 Mar 2018

King will travel on Haramain Train during Madinah visit: Prince Faisal

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will travel on board the Haramain High Speed Train in the near future, Prince Faisal Bin Salman, emir of Madinah region, has announced. “King Salman has informed me about his intention to board the train in the near future when he makes a visit to Madinah or while returning from Madinah to Makkah region,” he said while thanking the King for his continuous support to the Kingdom’s public transport sector, including the Haramain Train project.

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