Do not perform prayers on emergency lane, KLK Highway users urged

A picture on social media showing Muslims performing prayers on the emergency lane of the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway. (Instagram pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Motorists using the Kuala Lumpur-Karak Highway have been advised not to perform prayers on the emergency lane because of safety reasons.

Anih Berhad, the concessionaire of KLK and East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT1), said motorcyclists or other vehicles may not be aware of the presence of individuals on the emergency lane.

“We appreciate the patience of KLK Highway users and also the obedience of Muslims to perform prayers while on their way to the East Coast during the festive season and public holidays.

“However, as the operator of the KLK Highway, we also request patience and due diligence from road users so as not to perform prayers on the emergency lane due to safety factors,” it said in a statement today.

Recently, a picture had gone viral on social media showing motorists returning to their hometowns for Hari Raya Aidiladha performing their Subuh (dawn) prayers on the emergency lane at Km32 of the highway.

Anih also hoped highway users will plan their journey, including stopovers at the Rest and Recreation (R&R) stops along the LPT1 and KLK, on their trip back to the Klang Valley.

This is to prepare themselves for the anticipated traffic congestion, it said.