Date TimeAugust 11, 2019
Voice"We have reached nearly 2.5 million pilgrims this year and transporting all of these pilgrims is a challenge", Saudi Transport Minister Nabil al-Amoudi told AFP.
Hajj transport poses challenge for Saudi hosts
According to the minister, "7,400 planes full of pilgrims arrived this year via Jeddah and Medina airports" and "more than 18,000 buses were mobilised" for the hajj.
One of the largest gatherings in the world, the hajj is a set of rites unchanged for 14 centuries that takes place over five days between the holy city of Mecca and the surrounding hills and valleys, in the west of the kingdom.

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