Important Info Related To SIM Card , Train Facility
Consulate General of India , Jeddah have conveyed the following information about certain arrangements for the pilgrims of Haj for year 2016 through Haj Committee of India . These important information are following :
SIM CARD : The Saudi Telecom Regulatory Authority , Communications and Information Technology Commission ( CITC) , have made fingerprinting mandatory for the registration and operation of both Pre-Paid and Post-Paid SIM Cards in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia . The requirements of mandatory fingerprint would involve longer time for taking finger imprints, especially from aged pilgrims. Further , the SIM Cards would be available after reaching Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Consulate will make arrangement for providing facility to give SIM cards in the Branch Offices of India Haj Pilgrims Office.
Mashaer Train Facility : Due to last year’s Mina Stampede incident, the Saudi Authorities are quite concerned , about various arrangements for Haj, including the Mashaer Train Facility and crowding at the Train Stations. They have decided to reduce the number of Mashaer Train users, including 35000 Haj Committee of India pilgrims. These pilgrims would have to use the bus facility for commuting in Mashaer Region during the core Haj period . Saudi Haj Ministry and South Asian Moassassa are taking due care by allotting Maktab locations as per the facility provided to the Hajis either for Train or bus.
All the State Haj Committees are asked to make the pilgrims understand about the above-mentioned information , so they have no doubts regarding the information.