KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 – Several roads around the city will be closed gradually beginning from Sunday (Feb 1) to make way for the Nike We Run KL 2015 event and the Thaipusam chariot procession.
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Police chief ACP Mohd Nadzri Hussain in a media statement on Monday said for the run to be held on Feb 1, the roads would be closed from 5 am to 10 am, in Jalan Petaling, Jalan Maharajalela, Jalan Kinabalu, Jalan Hishamuddin, Jalan Raja, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan P. Ramlee, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Perak, Jalan Kuching, Jalan Loke Yew, Cheras Roundabout (U turn), Dewan Bahasa Roundabout and Stadium Merdeka. Meanwhile, for the Thaipusam chariot procession, the roads would be closed in stages from Feb 1 to Feb 4.
According to Mohd Nadzri, the procession will begin on Feb 1 at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and proceed along Jalan Sultan, Jalan Pudu, Jalan Tun Perak, Leboh Ampang, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Dang Wangi, past Sogo, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sri Amar, Jalan Tun Razak (the U-turn in front of the Fire and Rescue Station), Jalan Ipoh (Jalan Salleh), Jalan Kovil Hilir, Lorong Kovil Hulu, Jalan Perhentian, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Ipoh Batu 5 and to Batu Caves.
He also said that several roads would again be closed during the return procession on Feb 4 starting at the Sri Subramaniam Temple in Batu Caves and proceed along Jalan Ipoh Batu 5, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Perhentian, Lorong Kovil Hulu, Jalan Kovil Hilir, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Ampang, Leboh Ampang, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Sultan, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Jalan Hang Lekir and to the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Jalan Tun H.S Lee. “Members of the public are advised to take public transportation to reduce traffic congestion on during that period,” he said.