Main roads in Putrajaya closed for celebration of the national holiday

A Malaysian flag can be seen at the ministries of housing and local government in Putrajaya. Preparations for the celebration of the national holiday are underway in the administrative center. (Bernama photo)

KUALA LUMPUR: Several main roads in Putrajaya will be closed with traffic that will be diverted in stages from tomorrow to 31 August in combination with rehearsals for the celebration of the national holiday.

The Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Commander, Mazlan Lazim, said road closures and traffic distractions would start at 6 o'clock and continue until the event is over.

The affected roads are Laman Perdana, Persiaran Perdana, Lebuh Wawasan, Lebuh Saujana, Lebuh Bestari, Lebuh Setia, Jalan Perpaduan, Jambatan Wawasan, Jalan Pembangunan, Jalan Kemerdekaan and Jalan TA Rahman.

"There are about 6000 public parking spaces," he said. "In order to make it easier for the public to go to the location, shuttle buses are also offered at certain pick-up points and delivery areas.

"This celebration will be enlivened with parades and marches by the Royal Malaysian police, the Malaysian armed forces and other agencies with an expected 300,000 people", he said yesterday in a statement.

He said that 1,351 police officers and personnel had been assigned to ensure public safety and to facilitate traffic during the party.

"The police hopes for the cooperation of the people in complying with all instructions and advice given, so that the party on the national holiday runs smoothly," he added.

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