Thaipusam: Several roads to be closed in stages from Feb 3-7 in Ipoh

IPOH: Several roads here will be closed from Friday (Feb 3) until Tuesday (Feb 7) in stages in conjunction with Thaipusam.

Ipoh OCPD ACP Yahaya Hassan said the chariot procession tomorrow from the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Buntong to the Sri Subramaniar temple in Gunung Cheroh would start from 6pm, and was expected to end at about 12.30am the next day.

“The return of the chariot is expected on Feb 6 at 4.30pm from the temple in Gunung Cheroh before reaching the temple in Buntong the next day (Feb 7) at 10.30am.

“Several roads like Jalan Sungai Pari, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Lahat, Jalan Sultan Yusoff, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, and Jalan Laxamana, Jalan Raja Musa Aziz, and Jalan Dato Ahmad Said would be affected,” he said.

Besides that, he said the kavadi bearers would be walking from the temple in Buntong to Gunung Cheroh on Feb 5 from 6am to midnight, where several roads will be closed as well.

“Police are estimating that some 80,000 people will be involved in the celebrations throughout the five days.

“So we advise motorists to plan their journey, and always follow instructions given by the traffic police,” he added.

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