In light of the upcoming Thaipusam festivity, several roads in Kuala Lumpur will be closed in stages starting Monday, and will go on till Friday, according to the New Straits Times. This is to facilitate the chariot processions that will take place during Thaipusam.

The roads that will be closed on Tuesday are: Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, Jalan Sultan, Jalan Pudu, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Leboh Ampang, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Dang Wangi, SOGO, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Sri Amar, Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ipoh, Jalan Perhentian, Jalan Ipoh Batu 5 and Batu Caves, said city traffic enforcement and investigation department chief assistant commissioner Zulkefly Yahya.

He also added the chariot procession will begin at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Jalan Tun H.S. Lee at 10 pm on Monday, and should end at about 2 pm on Tuesday at the Sri Subramaniar Temple in Batu Caves.

“The chariot will make its return journey from the Sri Subramaniar Temple at 4 pm on Thursday and it is expected to reach Jalan Tun H.S. Lee on Friday at 2 pm,” added Yahya, who encouraged motorists to use the public transport system wherever possible.

During this time, the affected roads are Jalan Ipoh Batu 5, 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 reach the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in Jalan Tun H.S. Lee. Yahya said that the roads will reopen in stages.