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Seven roads in Batu Caves space closed for Thaipusam – visitors diversion for 23 roads in KL metropolis centre


Seven roads in Batu Caves area closed for Thaipusam – traffic diversion for 23 roads in KL city centre

In case you’re driving round or heading into the Batu Caves space over the subsequent few days, be ready to make use of different routes on your journey. That’s as a result of seven roads within the space might be closed till Saturday, January 27, along side Thaipusam celebrations.

The highway closures, which started from 10pm yesterday, had been introduced by the police. In response to Selangor police chief Datuk Hussein Omar Khan, the transfer is to cut back visitors congestion in anticipation of two million guests anticipated to converge to the Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple in Batu Caves in the course of the pageant interval.

The routes that might be closed are:

  • The intersection of Jalan Bunga Raya resulting in Jalan Batu Caves
  • The visitors gentle at Jalan Stesen (Batu Caves bypass)
  • The slip highway from Batu Caves roundabout (MRR2) heading to Batu Caves temple
  • The exit from Gombak (MRR2) heading to Batu Caves temple
  • The intersection at Jalan SBC8 / Jalan Lama Batu Caves
  • Jalan Perusahaan heading to Batu Caves temple
  • The visitors gentle intersection at Sri Batu Caves heading to MRR2 (close to the Shell station)

“Motorists are suggested to plan their journey and use another route (to Batu Caves) and to park their automobiles at designated parking areas in permitted areas. The general public can be inspired to make use of public transport following the free fares offered by Fast KL and commuter trains from January 24 to 25 as introduced by the federal government,” he stated.

Seven roads in Batu Caves area closed for Thaipusam – traffic diversion for 23 roads in KL city centre

He stated {that a} whole of 1,600 policemen have been assigned for the Thaipusam celebration to make sure the celebration proceeds easily, the New Straits Occasions experiences. A number of static management centres have additionally been set as much as facilitate guests to acquire providers and make police experiences.

He added that the unauthorised use of drones on the Sri Subramaniar Swamy temple space in the course of the Thaipusam celebration is strictly prohibited, and that policemen might be stationed within the space to observe the state of affairs. He stated these desiring to function drones within the space should receive prior approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).

In the meantime, a complete of 23 roads across the capital might be closed and diverted in levels at 9pm tonight (January 23) to facilitate the chariot procession on a number of important roads and streets within the metropolis centre.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Allaudeen Abdul Majid stated the roads concerned embody Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Jalan Sultan, Jalan Tan Cheng Lock, Jalan Pudu, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Leboh Ampang, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Dang Wangi, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Belia, Jalan Sri Amar, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Perhentian, Jalan Ipoh Lama (Batu Lima), Jalan Ipoh (Kuala Lumpur) and Jalan Salah.

He stated the procession would make the return journey on Friday (January 26) at 3pm by the identical roads, which is able to then be re-opened in levels.

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