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E-gates to stop Hajis without tickets

The project cost SR 25 million and is carried out as per the highest international specifications

Source : Arab News | 15 Oct 2012

The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has begun installing 60 electronic gates at the nine stations of Mashair Railway to prevent the entry of those without tickets. The gates will sound an alarm when a person not carrying the smart card that permits them to use the trains during Haj days goes through them.

A person without the e-card would be turned back by security officials through other gates, said the ministry’s undersecretary Habeeb Zain Alabdeen. The gates will go into operation on the ninth day of Dul Hijja when pilgrims go to Arafat.

Alabdeen said the project cost SR 25 million and is carried out as per the highest international specifications. French engineers are supervising the installation of the gates and their electronic fittings and connections to the control room.

 

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