MAKKAH – The Al Mashaaer Al Mugaddassah Metro Southern Line (MMMSL) for Haj pilgrims recorded a remarkable achievement of 117 per cent on its runs at the inauguration of the service Thursday.
The MMMSL, operated by Prasarana Integrated Management & Engineering Services (PRIME) – a subsidiary of Malaysia’s Prasarana, recorded 272 runs to bring pilgrims from Mina to Arafah, exceeding the targeted 232 runs, PRIME chief executive officer Masnizam Hisham said to Malaysian journalists.
“Alhamdulillah (Praise be to God), everything went smoothly on these runs, and the service was concluded at 11 am (Saudi Arabian time), much earlier than scheduled,” he said.
These runs, involving the use of 15 trains, transported more than 332,000 pilgrims, he added.
Masnizan said the service would cease during the period of the Wukuf, beginning from the time of the Zuhur prayers, and the trains would run again from 6.38 pm to transport the pilgrims from Arafah to Muzdalifah.