Case against Mashaer Railway withdrawn

Case against Mashaer Railway withdrawn
Updated 22 August 2013

Case against Mashaer Railway withdrawn

Case against Mashaer Railway withdrawn

A SR500 million damages suit filed against Makkah’s Mashaer Railway was recently withdrawn after the parties reached an out-of-court settlement.
Haj service companies had previously filed a suit against Mashaer Railway, which transports pilgrims to Arafat and Al-Jamarat Bridge, for the delay in its services and the inconveniences caused to a large number of pilgrims during the last Haj.
Around 125 companies withdrew their suit after the railroad company promised the problem would not recur this time.
“The settlement terms stipulate that the train services must operate without disruptions or delays during this Haj. However compensation for the damages was not included,” a local daily quoted an informed source on Tuesday as saying.
The case was filed at the Makkah Administrative Court, which closed the case after the settlement was reached in the presence of the representatives from the Haj companies and the railroad company.