KL-Karak Highway users advised not to perform prayers on emergency lane

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Motorists using the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway have been advised not to perform prayers on the emergency lane due to safety factors.

Anih Bhd, the concessionaire of the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway and East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT1) said motorcyclists or other vehicles may not be aware of the presence of individuals on the emergency lane.

"We really appreciate the patience of highway users and also the obedience of Muslims to perform prayers while on their way to the east coast during the festive season and public holidays

"However, as the operator of the highway, we also request patience and due diligence from road users so as not to perform prayers on the emergency lane due to safety factors,” it said in a statement here Sunday (Aug 2).

Recently, a picture that went viral on social media showed highway users, who were returning to their hometowns for the Hari Raya Haji celebration, performing their Subuh (dawn) prayers on the emergency lane at KM32 of the Karak Highway due to traffic congestion.

Meanwhile, Anih hoped highway users will plan their journey, including stopovers at the Rest and Service areas (R&R) along the LPT1 and Karak Highway on their trip back to the Klang Valley.

This is to prepare themselves for anticipated traffic congestion, the statement read. - Bernama

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