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In a media statement, Kuala Lumpur police said Jalan Raja (in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building) and the junction of Jalan Tun Perak and Jalan Raja (heading towards Jalan Raja) will be closed for four days starting today.
Three roads in the city centre will be fully closed on Jan 4. These are Jalan Leboh Pasar Besar (heading towards Jalan Sultan Hishammuddin), Jalan Gereja and Jalan Mahkamah Persekutuan (behind Bangunan Sultan Abdul Samad).
Police advise the public to use alternative routes and avoid the areas affected by the road closures and traffic diversions.
They are also advised to use public transportation to get to Dataran Merdeka and to observe all traffic rules and the instructions of the police force on duty.
Members of the public without important matters to attend to in the city are also advised to avoid the affected areas on the days concerned.
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur Extravaganza Festival organising committee chairman Datuk Naim Mohamad said several roads in the city centre would be temporarily closed on Sunday (Jan 5) to make way for the Green Car Free Morning campaign.
He said the campaign was being held to enable city folks to engage in recreational activities like cycling and walking while enjoying the beauty of the federal capital.
"A criterium loop (1.5 kilometres) will be held beginning from Menara 1 Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) in Jalan Raja Laut and on to Jalan Semarang, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Dataran Merdeka, Jalan Tun Perak and back to Menara 1 DBKL, which will be from 7.30am to 9.30am," he told a press conference here.
He said a lap of honour covering six kilometres would also be opened from 7.30am to 8am with the start at Menara 1 DBKL Jalan Raja Laut and passing through Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ampang, Jalan P.Ramlee, Jalan Pinang, Jalan Kia Peng, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Imbi, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Tun Perak. This route will only be closed to motorists but public transport like buses and taxis can still use it on designated special lanes.
The Extravaganza will also feature children's colouring competition, cultural shows, batik printing and traditional games.