Drones would be used for the first time ever in the Holy Mosque in Makkah for managing the Ramazan crowd, as informed by Al-Madinah—local daily on Wednesday quoting commander of the Umrah forces—Maj. Gen. Mohammad Al-Ahmadi.
As per Saudi Gazette, Al-Ahmadi said that the Umrah crowd management plan includes the security, humanitarian and organizational features.
Pilgrims or visitors showing any kind of distress would not be permitted to enter the Holy Mosque for their own and others safety, he further added.
Al-Ahmadi said that the visitors or pilgrims would not be permitted to enter the Haram plazas with their luggage.
Alongside drones and the security aircraft, there would be about two thousand five hundred cameras for monitoring the crowd movement inside the Holy Mosque.
The security plan would be carried out by two thousand four hundred policemen, along with one thousand three hundred security patrols which would be roaming the area around the Haram.
Maj. Gen. Fahd Bin Mutlaq Al-Ossaimi—the Director of Makkah Police said that there would be six stations for shuttle trips to and from the Holy Mosque.
He added that the Makkah Police would group the pilgrims and visitors at the Holy Mosque to facilitate their entry and exit.
Al-Ossaimi said that the grouping operation would also include car parking near the central area and the entry points to the Haram.
He added that the six shuttle bus stations are Ban Ajyad, Shuab Amir, Reia Baksh, Bab Ali, Jaroul and Al-Ghaza.