Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Masjid Al-Haram 2020 Expansion project

So the government of Saudi Arabia has been improving Makka constantly, in order to accommodate the number of people that come for Hajj every year. As means of transportation have improved over the years, so has the number of pilgrims. There has been cases of people dying due to over crowding, so there is a major 2020 expansion project which is currently in progress. Anywho, enough of my talks and lets see the pics.
 Supposed to take care of people praying outside the mosque, once the inside is full.

There will be exterior doors, very large I might say. This worries me though, if these doors will be operated remotely, how do you control the masses when these doors are opening and closing. I fear people will be stuck in them. I would like to see how they thought out such scenarios.

Electric trains from Haram to Mina, Mina to Muzdalifa, Muzdalifa to Arafat.
This will really ease traffic in a town original planned for a population of 2 million current Makka residents, accommodate 3 million+ pilgrims.

And there you have it, your thoughts?

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