Mashair Railways probed over ticketless passengers
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Mashair Railways probed over ticketless passengers

Mashair Railways probed over ticketless passengers

The Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has said Mashair Railways trains have allowed thousands of pilgrims without tickets to board while thousands more passengers holding valid passes were stranded, Arab News has reported. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, deputy chairman of the Supreme Haj Committee and the chairman of the Central Haj Committee, said more than 150,000 ticketless and undocumented pilgrims rushed to the railway station yesterday causing a stampede at the station, while licensed pilgrims waited for their turn to board trains. "The situation caused suspension of trains for 90 minutes resulting in a delay in the movement of regular pilgrims. Officials also were forced to carry 680,000 pilgrims above the capacity of trains to carry 530,000 pilgrims," he said.

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