Makkah’s Jamarat facility to be cooled by 750 water-spray poles throughout Hajj

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Cii Radio| Ayesha Ismail| 04 August 2017| 11 Zhul Qadha 1438

Makkah Region Development Authority began implementing a cooling project in the western area of the Jamarat facility, in addition to the Jamarat-Mina road, with 750 water-spray poles.

The project covers an area with a length of more than 10,000 meters with water-spray poles supplied through two main stations. The spray-poles, along with other cooling ventilation methods, will operate throughout the Hajj season, which will provide respite from the heat in an attempt to make pilgrims more comfortable.

The project is among a number of projects supervised this year by the Makkah Region Development Authority.

Pilgrims stream into the holy lands
More than 69,000 pilgrims have arrived at Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport, via 394 flights, since the start of the Hajj season, 4.3 percent more than last year.

The capacity of the airport’s Hajj and Umrah Complex is 3,800 passengers per hour, with 320 counters to complete procedures in a timely manner.

In Madinah, 164,136 pilgrims have arrived so far. According to statistics from the National Pilgrim Guides Foundation, 10,957 pilgrims have left the city while 153,179 remain.

Source – Arab news