Kuala Lumpur — Several roads around the capital will be closed in stages starting Saturday to allow for the chariot procession in conjunction with the Thaipusam celebration which falls on Jan 21 (Monday).
Kuala Lumpur Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department deputy chief Supt Sharifudin Mohd Salleh said Jalan Tun H.S. Lee would be closed to all vehicles starting at noon on that day.
He said the chariot procession would start this Saturday at 10 pm from the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and expected to reach the Sri Subramaniar Temple in Batu Caves around 2pm on Sunday.
“The roads around Sri Maha Mariamman Temple will be closed in stages from 7pm on Saturday, while the closure of other roads along the procession routes will be carried out around 10 pm in stages following the movement of the group and would be reopened according to progress,” he said in a statement here today.
He said, the procession from the temple would pass Jalan Tun H.S. Lee; Jalan Sultan; Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lok; Jalan Tun Perak; Jalan Leboh Ampang; Jalan Ampang; Jalan Munshi Abdullah; Jalan Dang Wangi; Jalan Raja Laut; Jalan Ipoh/ Jalan Sri Amar up to Jalan Tun Razak where it would make a U-turn in front of the fire and rescue station and go along Jalan Ipoh Batu 5; Jalan Kuching; and Batu Caves roundabout.
Sharifudin said the chariot would make its return journey on Tuesday (Jan 22) at about 4pm from Sri Subramaniar Temple and expected to reach Sri Maha Mariamman Temple on Wednesday (Jan 23) at 2am.
He added the return procession would involve Batu Caves roundabout; Jalan Kuching; Jalan Ipoh Batu 5; Jalan Tun Razak (U -Turn); Jalan Ipoh/ Jalan Sri Amar; Jalan Raja Laut; Jalan Dang Wangi; Jalan Munshi Abdullah; Jalan Ampang; Jalan Leboh Ampang; Jalan Tun Perak; Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lok; Jalan Sultan and Jalan Tun H.S. Lee.