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Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) has announced that its KTM Komuter services will be available round the clock for four days from Jan 22 in conjunction with Thaipusam, which falls on Sunday. These services are being provided “to facilitate the transportation of Hindu devotees and tourists to Batu Caves for the festival,” KTM said via a statement.

The rail service operator added that a total of 953 additional services will be provided on the Batu Caves-Seremban and Rawang-Port Klang routes – KTM Komuter services will continue to run past regular operating hours, and services will be available on these routes at 60-minute intervals from midnight to 5.30 am on January 22-23. The frequency will be increased to every 20 minutes on January 24-25.

An additional 48 KTM Komuter services will also be available from January 22 to 24 on the Kamunting, Gurun and Padang Besar to Butterworth routes.

Yesterday, it was announced that 10 major roads in Kuala Lumpur will be closed in stages from 10 pm this Friday to make way for the Thaipusam procession from the city to Batu Caves. Roads that will be closed include Jalan Sultan, Jalan Pudu, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Lebuh Ampang, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Dang Wangi and Jalan Raja Laut.