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Makkah Pedestrian Path Under Construction

The Jabal Omar Development Company has begun work on a forty meter wide pedestrian path linking the new King Abdul Aziz Road with the western courtyard of the Grand Mosque.  The new road will be called the King Abdul Pedestrian Road.

Other construction projects have resumed following a lull during Haj season including the Jabal Omar project, which will include a circular road to ease traffic and a vehicle underpass at the busy Ibrahim Khali Road area, to make sure pedestrians don’t mix with traffic.  After the project is completed 40,000 worshippers will be able to pray during peak season.  The Monorail project is also on track with the first phase to be completed next year and 35 percent of the project complete.  The stations will be able to accommodate 6,000 passengers.
 

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