The cadres of the engineering maintenance and construction department at the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, in cooperation with their peers in the Karbala municipality, started the initial stages of the project to develop and rehabilitate the Baghdad Gate entrance, which leads to the shrines of Imam al-Hussayn and his brother Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon them both), in a way that contributes to increasing its area to facilitate the movement of visitors, especially on the days of the major Ziyarat in which millions of visitors flock to Karbala.
According to what was explained to the Kafeel Network, by the official of the construction division in the aforementioned department, Engineer Mohammad Mustafa al-Taweel: “The works included removing all the checkpoints and caravans belonging to the security forces, and moving them to an alternative place. The design prepared for this project has reached its final stages after a series of meetings and discussions, as it is the only entrance for visitors coming from the capital, Baghdad."
He added: "The design, which is being prepared by a specialized team from the University of Karbala, will take into account a number of things, the most important of which is expanding the road, removing security barriers, and keeping only human barriers, with other aesthetic additions that preserve the architectural fabric of the city."
It is noteworthy that the cadres of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, in cooperation with the cadres of the Karbala municipality's directorate and the supporting authorities from the governorate departments, began a long time ago to implement many projects aimed at serving the visitors, in the forefront of which was the rehabilitation and development of the streets leading to the Old City and its streets, in a way that contributes to reducing visitors' momentum for an easier and smoother movement of visitors.