Several roads in KL around Batu Caves closed for Thaipusam

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  • Saturday, 04 Feb 2023

A file picture of devotees making their way to the Sri Maha Mariammam temple in Batu Cave. — ART CHEN/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: Several roads in the city will be closed with traffic diverted for the chariot procession in conjunction with Thaipusam celebrations.

Kuala Lumpur police chief Comm Datuk Azmi Abu Kassim said the roads would be closed from 10pm on Friday (Feb 3) until 4am Saturday (Feb 4) as well as from 6pm to midnight on Monday (Feb 6).

Among the affected roads are Jalan Tun HS Lee, Jalan Sultan, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Jalan Tun Perak/Pudu, Jalan Leboh Ampang, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Munsyi Abdullah, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sri Amar, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah and Jalan Tun Razak.

"We are facilitating traffic control for the chariot procession from the Sri Maha Mariammam temple at Jalan Tun HS Lee to the Subramaniam temple in Batu Caves.

"A total of 682 police officers and personnel were deployed to ensure a smooth journey for the procession.

"We advise the public to plan their journey in light of the closed and diverted roads," he said in a statement on Saturday (Feb 4).

He said those with information on any criminal activity can contact the KL police hotline at 03-2115 9999 or any nearest police station.

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