The traffic police issued a diversion plan ahead of Pakistan’s Super League VI matches, scheduled for February 20 to March 7 in Karachi. However, on Monday night, the relevant authorities went ahead with the closure of roads, causing annoyance to citizens.
According to a notification issued by the traffic police, the road connecting Liaquatabad to the Hassan Square overpass and the stretch of Sir Shah Muhammad Sulaiman Road between the detour near the Exhibition Center and the National Stadium will be closed to traffic and travelers. they will have to take a detour to University Road to reach their destinations.
Similarly, the overpass of the National Stadium will also remain closed to traffic.
In addition, only small vehicles will be allowed on the road connecting Sharae Faisal and Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah Road with the National Stadium. Public transport and heavy vehicles will not be able to circulate on this route. Similarly, only small vehicle traffic will be allowed on the Dalmia Road patch that runs between the sign near the National Stadium and Millennium Mall, and the portion of University Road that is between the sign and the New turn. Town.
Heavy traffic will also be restricted on the highway connecting Sohrab Goth and Nipa Chowrangi, Liaquatabad No10 with Hassan Square, Peoples Chowrangi with University Road, Karsaz with National Stadium and Millennium Mall with New Town.
The traffic police have requested the cooperation of citizens to avoid any inconvenience.
Several roads in the vicinity of the National Stadium were blocked for traffic on Monday when teams participating in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 arrived at the cricket ground to practice the net.
Consequently, the flow of traffic was interrupted and diverted to the arteries in the metropolis that were drowned, citizens faced inconveniences.
University Road, Jail Chowrangi, Sharifabad, Kashmir Road, Tariq Road, Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Sharae Faisal, Tipu Sultan, Baloch Colony, Gharibabad and Nipa Chowrangi, among others, were the roads and areas most affected by the measure adopted to guarantee the safety and protection of the international players included.
Until sunset on Monday, both Dalmia and Karsaz Road lanes remained open to traffic. They were closed thereafter, which added to the problems for travelers. A traffic police officer, who asked not to be identified, claimed that the roads were closed to traffic by the operations police and not by the traffic police.
“The traffic police have nothing to do with it,” he said while speaking to The Express Tribune. “Traffic police personnel were deployed on the roads to regulate the flow of traffic and guide travelers to alternative routes.” He said the traffic police had even asked the operations police to remove the barricades from the places, but the request was denied on security grounds.