Easter and Qing Ming may cause traffic jams

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 19 Mar 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Major roads and highways around the country are expected to be more congested over the next few weekends, with two festivals back to back.

With Good Friday falling on March 25 followed by Easter Sunday and Qing Ming the following week, when most folks return to their home towns, Star Traffic team head Priscilla Patrick said roads were expected be busier than usual.

“For Good Friday and Easter, there will be many vehicles parked near churches around the nation.

“In conjunction with Qing Ming on April 4, the situation is expected to be congested at all Chinese cemeteries for the next two weekends.

“Some roads will be made one-way on March 26 and 27. Police will be manning the flow of traffic at the Kwan Tong Cemetery in Kuala Lumpur,” she said.

The team, said Patrick, would be monitoring the situation and working closely with the KL Traffic Police.

“There will be hourly reports on radio for both weekends from noon till 6pm. Listeners can follow our tweets on @mytraffic or they can call before heading to the city at 03-7725 1133,” she said.

Malaysian Highway Authority director-general Datuk Ismail Md Salleh said motorists could expect congestion along highways passing through major cities as limited parking around religious houses might spill onto the roads.

For traffic updates, follow the team at fb.startraffic.my or twitter@mytraffic, log on to www.startraffic.my or call 03-7725 1133.

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