Eid Al-Adha: 4,350 exceptional authorizations to facilitate travel for travelers

Some 4,350 exceptional authorizations should be issued to facilitate the movement of travelers during the Eid Al-Adha holidays, said government spokesman Mustapha Baitas.

During the press briefing following the government council, meeting this Thursday by videoconference, Baitas clarified that the government has taken a series of measures at bus stations to support the demand for road transport during this period.

In this sense, he explained that the number of road transport coaches for approved travelers amounts to 2,100, with a total capacity of 200,000 places per day, stressing that the government ensures the control of coaches through the department in charge. of the transport sector, which will be mobilized on this occasion, by preparing special control sheets for each coach before granting an exceptional authorization.

Until the current June 5, he recalled, nearly 160 exceptional authorizations had been granted, and the demand would increase considerably during the three days preceding Eid Al-Adha.

The Minister further recalled that for Eid Al-Adha 2021, 4,351 exceptional authorizations were granted to meet the exceptional travel needs during this period.

Regarding rail transport, Baitas said that a special program has also been prepared for all rail networks on this occasion, since 242 trains will be scheduled instead of 220 during a normal period, with a capacity of 150,000 seats instead of 120,000.

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