KUALA LUMPUR: Several roads in the capital city will be closed in stages for five days from tomorrow in conjunction with Thaipusam celebrations.
City Traffic Enforcement and Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner Zulkefly Yahya said the silver chariot procession bearing Lord Muruga will depart Sri Maha Mariamman temple at Jalan Tun H S Lee here, at 10pm tomorrow and is expected to arrive at Batu Caves at 3pm the following day (Friday).
“The procession will follow the route covering Jalan Tun H S Lee, Jalan Sultan, Jalan Pudu, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Leboh Ampang, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Perhentian, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Ipoh Batu 5 and Batu Caves.
“The procession will return from Batu Caves at 4pm on Sunday and is expected to arrive at Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Jalan Tun H S Lee at 5am the following day (Monday).
He said the procession back into the city from Sri Subramaniar Swamy Temple in Batu Caves will cover Jalan Ipoh 5th Mile, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Perhentian, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Leboh Ampang, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Sultan, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Jalan Hang Lekir and Jalan Tun HS Lee (Sri Maha Mariamman temple).
Zulkefly, who said this in a statement, advised road users to use alternative passages during the period to avoid traffic congestion.