‘Don’t perform prayers on emergency lane’

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

Anih Bhd, the concessionaire of KLK and East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT1), said motorcyclists or other road users might not be aware of the presence of individuals on the emergency lane.

“We really appreciate the patience of KLK 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 KLK 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.

A picture went viral recently on social media showing highway users, who were returning to their hometowns, performing subuh (dawn) prayers on the emergency lane at KM32 of the KLK Highway due to traffic congestion.

Meanwhile, Anih hoped highway users would plan their journey, including stopovers at the rest and service areas (R&R) along the LPT1 and KLK on their trip back to the Klang Valley. — Bernama

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