Hands up if you’ve been terrified of going to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Jalan TAR) because of the constant traffic jam. Now you don’t have to worry about it as the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has implemented a policy to close the stretch of road for motorists every Sunday to encourage a pedestrian-friendly city! The closure will be implemented from 6 am to midnight every Sunday. The policy came into effect on 28 August.
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DBKL said the road would be closed to vehicular traffic from the intersection of Jalan Esfahan to Jalan Melayu, from 6 am to midnight. The car-free Sunday programme is part of its continuous effort to make Kuala Lumpur a low-carbon city.
DBKL added that various programmes have been planned along the pedestrian zone, known for its textile and clothing shops, including live performances (buskers), art exhibitions and traditional sports events.
The area will be decorated with street furniture and spaces for visitors to rest and take pictures. Deputy Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Jalaluddin Alias had previously told the Dewan Negara on Aug 11 that DBKL was also studying proposals to do the same at a stretch between Jalan Pudu and Jalan Bukit Bintang.