Bus fleet expanded by more than 1,000 in preparation for the Hajj

July 29, 2008

The General Cars Syndicate (GCS) has added more than 1,000 new buses to its fleet in preparation for the upcoming Hajj season, the Arab News reported today.

“The General Cars Syndicate (GCS), which is made up of 16 transport companies, spent SR800 million ($213 million) to buy new vehicles. They started the upgrading process at the end of last pilgrimage season,” Acting GCS President Muhammad Zakaria Al-Jawaharji told the Arab News.

The organization has contracted with 66 Hajj delegations from around the world to transport some 1.5 million pilgrims in 18,700 buses, Al-Jawaharji said.

Plans are underway for a multilingual GCS website that will include English, French and Arabic in its initial phase. Other languages are expected to be added gradually.

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