The technical staff in the Departments of Engineering Maintenance and Construction and Area Between Two Holy Shrines of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine have begun dividing Bab al-Qibla Street of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) into two parts, as an organizational measure aimed at facilitating the movement of processions and visitors.
The official of the Construction Machinery and Equipment Division in the Engineering Maintenance and Construction Department, Mr. Hassan Abdul-Hussayn, told Al-Kafeel Network: “This street is considered one of the most important streets leading to the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him), and it is a destination for most of its visitors. Therefore, it witnesses a severe crowding in the season of Ziyarat Arba'een. Thus the expansion projects helped increasing its area to serve visitors and processions. And to create a state of smooth movement, we carried out these works.”
He added: "The street was divided by a metal section covered with plastic material, extending along the street of (260) meters with (130) pillars, on which the metal separation that divides the street into two halves will be installed, and the width of each section is (25) meters of the total width of the street that is (50) metres."
And Abdul-Hussayn stated that: "The two sections will be allocated for the movement of visitors back and forth, and this will provide a smooth movement and organize the traffic of visitors and be able to absorb their momentum in this street, which also witnesses the allocation of places for the installation of service processions on both sides".
It is noteworthy that Bab al-Qibla Street of the shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) has witnessed and will witness many works aimed at developing and rehabilitating it, in a way that contributes to achieving the highest levels of smooth flow for the movement of visitors and vehicles, as it is one of the most important streets leading to the holy shrine and witnesses heavy traffic, especially in the special religious occasions.