The ministry of Saudi Arabia aims to serve pilgrims and visitors of Makkah within in its utmost capacity. “The e-bracelet will be a technological revolution that will expedite many processes such as collecting statistics of pilgrims.”
FEATURES OF E-BRACELET
the e-bracelet is water resistant and is to be worn by each pilgrim. “The e-bracelet has a barcode where all of the pilgrim’s information is stored.
The information stored includes address of residence in the Kingdom and full medical records. By scanning the barcodes, the ministry will be able to obtain all the information it needs.”
The e-bracelet will have services for pilgrims as well as a GPS system.
The e-bracelet will also have a prayer times alert, a compass pointing the pilgrims to where they should face when they pray, Haj and Umrah steps and supplications for both pilgrimages.”
The e-bracelet will be a technological revolution that will expedite many processes such as collecting statistics of pilgrims.”
WHEN WILL IT BE INTRODUCED
The initial feasibility study into introducing the scheme is completed according to a source of government department.
“The project is now with the Ministry of Finance for a budgeting proposal. Once the Ministry of Finance and the higher authorities approve the project, the Ministry of Haj will immediately implement it.”
The introduction of e-bracelet has been applauded by the people in general but it has also put a fear in the mind of illegals.Yes,there are many illegals pilgrims performing hajj every year.according to a study,the illigal pilgrims in 2013 was 484,000 compared to 1.4 million in 2012.It could be a check to the illigal pilgrimage.
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