‘USE PUB­LIC TRANS­PORT’

It will en­sure smooth traf­fic at Games venues, says KL po­lice chief

New Straits Times - - News - BEATRICE NITA JAY KUALA LUMPUR news@nst.com.my

MEM­BERS of the pub­lic have been urged to use pub­lic trans­porta­tion for the 29th Sea Games for a smooth traf­fic flow.

City po­lice chief Datuk Amar Singh said ve­hi­cles parked along routes of the des­ig­nated sports venue or the ath­letes’ hotel venue for the games would be clamped.

“This is to avoid traf­fic con­ges­tion.

“How­ever, if they still in­sist on driv­ing and park­ing, their ve­hi­cles will be towed,” he warned.

He added that 10 po­lice tow trucks would be used for the pur­pose and more would be re­quested from Kuala Lumpur City Hall if the need emerged.

“To col­lect their ve­hi­cles, they would have to pay RM300 in sum­mons, RM100 for car tow­ing charges and an­other RM50 for park­ing fees.

“To pre­vent such charges from be­ing in­curred, we ad­vise the pub­lic to use pub­lic trans­porta­tion,” he said

He added that the tow­ing op­er­a­tions would be­gin from to­day to the end of the games on Aug 31.

Prasarana Malaysia Bhd (Prasarana) will ex­tend its op­er­at­ing hours at the Bukit Jalil LRT sta­tion dur­ing the open­ing and clos­ing cer­e­monies of Sea Games till 2am.

Amar said large crowds were ex­pected to head to the Bukit Jalil Na­tional Sta­dium, es­pe­cially for the clos­ing cer­e­mony, as the Merdeka eve cel­e­bra­tion would also be held at the same time and venue.

“We ask the pub­lic to give their full co­op­er­a­tion to the po­lice, who will pro­vide di­rec­tions to en­sure a smooth flow of traf­fic,” he said.

Free bus ser­vices will also be pro­vided by Prasarana for peo­ple head­ing to the Bukit Jalil Na­tional Sta­dium.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the routes of free buses, go to the Land Pub­lic Trans­port Com­mis­sion’s of­fi­cial web­site at spad.gov.my

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Free bus ser­vices will be pro­vided by Prasarana for peo­ple to go to the Bukit Jalil Na­tional Sta­dium dur­ing the 29th Sea Games.

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