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Pakistan

Web Desk
January 22, 2021

Pak vs SA: Karachi Traffic police issue diversion plan for South Africa series

Pakistan

Web Desk
Fri, Jan 22, 2021

  • Traffic Police says roads leading to National Stadium to be closed from 9am till 6pm
  • Traffic police asks commuters to use alternate route for ease
  • The first Test will be played from January 26 - 30


KARACHI:  The traffic plan for the first Test match between South Africa and Pakistan was issued on Friday.

The Test match will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi from January 26 - 30.

The police said all roads leading to the National Stadium will be closed from 9am till 6pm and an alternate route will be provided. “Road users are requested to use alternate routes to avoid any inconvenience,” said the press release.

As per the plan, all kind of traffic coming from Nursery will not be permitted to move towards the Habib Ibrahim Rehmat ullah Road towards National Stadium (Sir Shah Suleman Road).

“These vehicles will be diverted towards Drigh Road Shara-e-Faisal, left turn Rashid Minhas Road, Millennium Mall to NIPA,” said the police.

On the other hand, traffic coming from Rashid Minhas Road will also not be permitted to proceed towards the stadium.

Traffic plan issued by Karachi Traffic Police. Photo: Press release

“These vehicles will be diverted towards NIPA, Askari-IV (Millennium Mall), Drigh Road to Shara-e-Faisal or Millennium, NIPA to Safora Chowrangi or NIPA to Gulshan Chowrangi to Sohrab Goth,” said the police regarding the alternate route.

The traffic police have stated that route from Liaquatabad via Hassan Square Flyover will also be closed for all kinds of cars and no one will be allowed to proceed towards the Stadium Road.

“Traffic will be diverted from flyover towards University Road to reach their destination,” said the traffic police.

Meanwhile, traffic from University Road towards Stadium Road from New Town Chowrangi turning will also be diverted.

“Traffic will be diverted towards Jail Chowrangi, Shaheed-e-Millat or straight to Peoples Chowrangi. Public coming to Aga Khan Hospital and Liaquat National Hospital will be allowed from New Town PS side."

Traffic Police staff will be present to assist /help them,” added the statement.