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March 7, 2019

Traffic diversion plan for PSL announced

Karachi

March 7, 2019

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Javed Ali Mehar of the Karachi Traffic Police on Wednesday issued a comprehensive traffic diversion plan for the upcoming Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches.

The spokesman for the Karachi Traffic Police said that PSL 2019 matches are scheduled to be held on March 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15 and the final on March 17 at the National Stadium, Karachi, in which national and international players will play. To facilitate the fans and commuters, the traffic police have made special traffic arrangements and a diversion plan.

Arrangements for public

The following parking arrangements have been made for cricket fans who have tickets for the matches. To park their vehicles at designated parking places, they must show their original tickets and CNICs.

Parking lots & routes

The ground near Hakeem Saeed Park, Urdu University Ground and Sunday Bazaar adjacent to Bait ul Mukarram Masjid are the parking lots.

Visitors from District Central and District West coming from Liaquatabad No.10 can use Hassan Square, the left turn on University Road, to park their vehicles/motorcycles at the abovementioned places from where they will be taken a place adjacent to the Expo Centre via a shuttle bus service.

People from District Malir and District East coming from Safoora can use NIPA and those coming from Sohrab Goth via Gulshan Chowrangi can use Gulshan Chowrangi, left turn on University Road, AG Sindh’s U-turn, again onto University Road, and park their vehicles at the abovementioned places from where they will be shifted to a place adjacent to the Expo Centre via shuttle buses.

Gharib Nawaz Football Stadium

Visitors of District East and District Malir coming from Drigh Road via Sharea Faisal can use Drigh Road, right turn of Rashid Minhas Road, left turn of Millennium, and park their vehicles at the abovementioned place from where they will be shifted to a place adjacent to Bahria University on Stadium Road via shuttle bus service.

Expo Centre, KDA Club & China Ground

People from District South, District West and Korangi/Defence coming via Sharea Faisal can use Sharea Faisal, Shahrah-e-Quaideen, Allah Wali Chowrangi, Society light signal, PP Chowrangi, University Road, Hassan Square, Baitul Mukarram Masjid U-turn, Expo Centre Gate 1 can park their vehicles at the abovementioned place from where they will go to the Expo Centre Gate No.2 for the stadium.

Fans from District Central and District West coming from Nazimabad and Liaquatabad No.10 can use Hassan Squre, left turn of University Road, Baitul Mukarram Masjid’s U-Turn, Expo Centre Gate 1 can park their vehicles at the abovementioned place from where they will go to the Expo Centre Gate No.2 and then to stadium.

Diversions

Karsaz: All kinds of traffic coming from Nursary will not be permitted to proceed to Habib Ibrahim Rehmat Ullah Road towards Stadium (Sir Shah Suleman Road). These vehicles will be diverted towards Drigh Road, Sharea Faisal, left turn on to Rashid Minhas Road, Millennium to NIPA.

Millennium Mall: All kinds of traffic coming from Rashid Minhas Road will not be permitted to proceed towards the stadium. These vehicles will be diverted towards NIPA, Askri-IV (Millennium), Drigh Road to Sharea Faisal or Millennium, NIPA to Safoora Chowrangi or NIPA to Gulshan Chowrangi to Sohrab Goth.

New Town Chowrangi: From University Road, all kinds of traffic shall not be permitted to proceed to Stadium Road from New Town Chowrangi’s turning. Traffic will be diverted towards Jail Chowrangi, Shaheed-e-Millat Road or straight to PP Chowrangi. Public coming to the Aga Khan Hospital and Liaquat National Hospital will be allowed from New Town police station’s side, and traffic police staff will be present to help them.

Open roads

University Road, Shaheed-e-Millat Road and Rashid Minhas Road will remain open for traffic.

All commuters from Central, East, Malir, South and West can use the Lyari Expressway’s both sides from Mirza Adam Khan Chowk, Mauripur Road up to Sohrab Goth.

Heavy traffic

All heavy vehicles shall not be permitted to proceed from Sohrab Goth to NIPA, Liaquatabad No.10 to Hassan Squre, and PP Chowrangi towards University Road.

To avoid any inconvenience, the visitors have been asked to follow the instructions of the traffic police as mentioned above, park vehicles at the designated parking places, and not to park their vehicles on service roads or main roads.

In case of any inconvenience, they can dial Traffic Police Helpline Rahnuma-1915, where traffic staff are available to guide/assist them.

Moreover, they can follow traffic police social media accounts: WhatsApp at 0305-9266907, Tune Sindh Police FM Radio 88.6 and Facebook page at www.facebook.com/karachitrafficpolice for updated information.

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