KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 – The ‘KL Car-Free Morning’ programme to promote a greener Kuala Lumpur as well as a healthy lifestyle and unity among city folk is to be held twice a month beginning this year. The programme, which entered its second year in 2015, will now be held on the first and third Sunday, said Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor.
The programme was held only on the first Sunday of the month last year. The minister spoke at the launch of the ‘KL Car-Free Morning 2015’ at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall Square, Sunday. At the same event, he also launched the ‘Fly the Federal Territories Flag’ campaign in view of Federal Territories Day on Feb 1. The campaign promotes flying of the flag for a month.
Tengku Adnan told reporters later that this year’s Federal Territories Day would be celebrated without much fanfare because the country was still recovering from the severe floods that had struck several states. As of Sunday morning, more than 50,000 people were still at evacuation centres in several states, including Kelantan, Pahang and Perak.
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said City Hall was striving to build more bicycle lanes in the city. “We will provide bicycle lanes in areas within the city, such as Jalan Raja Laut and Bukit Bintang, because we realise that there are people already cycling in the city,” he said.