‘USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT’
It will ensure smooth traffic at Games venues, says KL police chief
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
Free bus services will be provided by Prasarana for people to go to the Bukit Jalil National Stadium during the 29th Sea Games.