24
Jan

2012

Urban Gondolas in Makkah Favoured

Post by Gondola Project

Makkah. Image by Flickr User Hamza Hydri.

According to Arab News, urban gondolas now appear to be the favoured transit technology for solving the severe transport problems in Makkah.

Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, governor of Makkah, reviewed the CPT research report (completed at the Center of Excellence for Haj and Umrah Research) and is expected to forward it to the Follow-up Committee of Public Transport in Makkah and the Holy Sites to further investigate the feasibility of aerial ropeways.

Furthermore, the governor was briefed on the findings from the  the “Suspended Transportation and Crowd Control” workshop that was organized by the University of Toronto.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information comes out.

 

 



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