Little India’s bazaar shut down for 3 days

Deepavali shoppers might need to postpone their trip to Brickfields for the next two days as the festive bazaar has been instructed to shut down for the Indian premier visit tomorrow.

Komunitikini today found that the bazaars and goods have been removed to make way for the grand ceremony tomorrow, leaving only empty canopies along the walk lanes besides Jalan Tun Sambathan.

It is learnt that prime minister Najib Abdul Razak and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh will grace the launch of the RM35mil Little India project at 5pm tomorrow.

The launch will also mark the start-up of a gigantic waterfall structured with traditional Indian depiction of flora and fauna.

Hence, the three-day closure from October 25 to October 27 is to accommodate the preparation works, according to the Kuala Lumpur City Council (DBKL).

Meanwhile, several roads around Brickfields will be fully closed starting 7am tomorrow until 3am on October 28.

This involves Jalan Bangsar and Jalan Travers intersections; and Jalan Syed Putra and Jalan Tun Sambathan intersections, both which are on the direction heading towards Brickfields.

Hence, motorists from Bangsar to Brickfields should take the alternative passage via Jalan Travers and make a u-turn at the roundabout in front of the KTM railway station. They should exit the Jalan Sultan Sulaiman stretch and turn right to go into Jalan Sultan Samad.

Motorists from Jalan Syed Putra to Brickfields, on the other hand, should exit to Lebuhraya Mahameru and use the slip road on the highway to reach Jalan Tun Sambathan and Jalan Sultan Samad.

It is noted that all buses from Bangsar heading towards Brickfields will cease operations during the period. Public is encouraged to take up public transport to reach KL Sentral.

For more inquiries, please get in touch with DBKL’s city transportation department officer Hamid Surip via 013 358 1416 or Abdul Latif Rahman 019 663 5265.