Closure of roads for sending-off ceremony


KUALA LUMPUR: Seven routes in the capital will be fully closed and 13 others will be closed in stages in conjunction with the sending-off ceremony for the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah tomorrow.

Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department director Datuk Mohd Azman Ahmad Sapri announced the full closure of Jalan Damansara to Jalan Parlimen (from the old Istana) and Jalan Sultan Abdul Halim to Jalan Parlimen, starting at 9am, that will be reopened in stages.

Also to be closed are Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar to Jalan Parlimen, Jalan Kuching to Bulatan Dato’ Onn, Jalan Salahudin to Bulatan Dato’ Onn, Jalan Kuching/Jalan Sultan Ismail to Bulatan Dato’ Onn, and Jalan Tun Perak to Bulatan Dato’ Onn.

The roads affected by the temporary closure at 9am, that will be reopened in stages, are Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar to Jalan Damansara, Jalan Travers to Jalan Damansara (from Muzium Negara), Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin to Jalan Damansara (from Bulatan Hishamuddin), Jalan Tun Sambanthan to Jalan Damansara, Jalan Syed Putra to Jalan Istana, Jalan Dewan Bahasa to Jalan Istana, Jalan Sungai Besi to KL-Seremban Expressway, and Lingkaran Tengah/Jalan Connaught from Lebuhraya Syed Putra.

Others are the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) from Pantai Dalam, Maju Expressway from the Salak South Toll, Kesas Highway from Sungai Besi, Kesas Highway from KL/Seremban Expressway, and the Sukom Interchange towards the Kesas Highway.

“We will deploy 91 senior and junior police officers for traffic control duties that day to facilitate the sending-off ceremony,” Mohd Azman said yesterday.

“Members of the public with queries or information can contact the Jalan Tun HS Lee Traffic police station at 03-2071 9999 or the Kuala Lumpur hotline at 03-2026 0267/69 or any nearest police station,” he added.

Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Razarudin Husain said thorough preparations ahead of the sending-off ceremony for Sultan Abdullah had been made.

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