Alternate traffic plan for IDEAS 2016


KARACHI: Office of the Deputy Inspector General of Police Traffic Karachi has unveiled the traffic plan for the mega event “IDEAS-2016”, which will be held at Expo Centre Karachi from November 22 to 25.

All public, commercial and private vehicle’s owners have been asked to use alternate routes to avoid inconvenience.

A briefing was arranged in this regard by the Defence Export Promotion Organization (DEPO) and presentation on traffic plan was given by SSP Erum Awan.

SSP Erum Awan while explaining alternate routes/ diversions said that all commercial vehicles corning from Karachi Airport towards Stadium via Karsaz will be diverted towards Balouch Colony, U’ turn from Tipu Sultan Bridge towards Shaheed-e-Millat Road to approach Jail Flyover, University Road, Gharibabad etc.

On November 22 due to security reasons both tracks of University Road will be completely closed from Jafri Optics to Civic Center till 01.00 pm for vehicular Traffic.

Moreover all commercial vehicles coming from SITE area to proceed towards Shara-e-Faisal or Karsaz will be diverted from Liaquatabd No.10, Shara-e-Pakistan and vehicles coming from Liaquatabd, Gharibabad to proceed towards Shara-e-Faisal or Karsaz will be diverted before Hassan Square Flyover (left) towards Sahba Akhtar Road, Machli Cut, University Road “U” Turn, Jafferi Optics, KDA Society, National Stadium Backside, Steel Yar Cut Stadium Road LDA Office U Turn to Karsaz and onwards.

OR University Road to NIPA and “U” Turn towards Rashid Minhas to Drig Road and Shara-e-Faisal. Hassan Square Flyover will remain closed.

All heavy / commercial vehicles coming from Safora side via NIPA to proceed towards City area will be diverted left turn NIPA Bridge towards Rashid Minhas.

Light vehicles coming from Safora side via NIPA to proceed towards City area will be diverted left towards Jafferi Optics, KDA Society, National Stadium Backside, Steel Yard Cut, Stadium Road to Dalmia OR LDA Office U Turn to Karsaz.

All vehicles coming from New Town to proceed towards Liaquatabad will be diverted left (Askri Park cut) towards Altaf Hussain Barilvi Road and onwards.

Meanwhile, she highlighted the plan for the days from November 23 to 25., All public and other vehicles coming from Liaquatabd, Gharibabad to proceed towards Shara-e-Faisal or Karsaz will be diverted before Hassan Square Flyover (left) towards Sahba Akhtar Road, Machli Cut, University Road “U” Turn, Jafferi Optics, KDA Society, National Stadium Backside, Steel Yard Cut Stadium Road LDA Office U Turn to Karsaz and onwards.

OR University Road to NIPA and U Turn towards Rashid Minhas to Drig Road and Shara-e-Faisal.

Hassan Square Flyover will remain closed.

All public and other vehicles coming from Liaquatabd, Gharibabad to proceed towards Shara-e-Faisal or Karsaz will be diverted before the bridge left towards University Road “U” Turn, Jafferi Optics, KDAm Society, National Stadium Backside, Steel Yard Cut, Stadium Road LDA Office U Turn to Karsaz and onwards.

OR University Road to NIPA and U Turn towards Rashid Minhas to Drig Road and Shara-e-Faisal.

Hassan Square Flyover will remain closed.

All the traffic coming from NIPA to approach City area will be diverted from Jafferi Optics (left) towards KDA Society (back side of National Stadium), Stadium Road via Steel Yard Cut, Bahria college “U” Turn right towards Aga Khan Hospital or Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah Road onwards. Road from Jafri Optics upto Hassan Square will remain closed during exhibition hours.

The Public and heavy vehicles coming from Sohrab Goth towards City area are advised to use Shara-e-Pakistan & Sher Shah good Road (Nagan Towards Board Office).

Similarly Traffic coming from University Road  towards City area should use NIPA left turn Rashid Minhas from 22 to 25 Nov-2016.

During Exhibition hours the road will be closed from Hassan Square upto Stadium Intersection (Sir Shah Suleman Road) during 22 to 25 Nov-2016 from 08:00 am upto 03:00 pm.

Stadium Road / Pir Sabghatullah Shah Rashidi Road will remain open during IDEAS-2016.

Only sticker bearing vehicles will be allowed to proceed from Stadium Bridge to Karachi Expo Center for their designated parking area However rest of the vehicular Traffic will be diverted towards Stadium Road under Stadium Bridge right towards Dalmia and Millennium, similarly left towards Dhoraji, New Town PS etc.

Heavy, public and commercial vehicles coming from Habib Bank SITE towards Hakeem Ibn-e-Seena Road will be diverted from Liaquatabad No. 10 towards Shara-e-Pakistan.

Only Light vehicles will be allowed to proceed towards Sir Shah Suleman Road and left before Hassan Square to University Road via Sahba Akhtar Road.

Heavy, public and commercial vehicles coming from Karsaz towards Stadium will not be allowed from Karsaz Flyover.

No vehicle will be permitted to park along the route, at and around Expo Centre i.e. Sir Shah Mohammad Suleman Road Stadium Crossing to Hassan Square and Hassan Square to Bait ul Mukaram Masjid.

The route will be kept dear from all parking and other obstructions.

All residents at and around area of Hassan Square and other road users are requested to follow instructions of Traffic Police to avoid inconvenience.

Sir Shah Suleman Road from Sehba Akhtar Road turning upto National Stadium normal traffic will not be allowed.

So public is requested to use Sehba Akhtar Road, Machli cut, University Road to NIPA, OR “U” turn Jafri Optics KDA Society, National Stadium Backside, Steel Yar Cut, Stadium Road LDA Office U Turn to Karsaz and onwards University Road from Jafri Optics upto Hassan Square normal traffic will not be allowed.

Road users coming from Mosamyat are advised to use NIPA left tum Rashid Minhas Road to Shara-e-Faisal OR Ala Din “U” Turn to Gulshan Bridge to Shara-e-Pakistan etc.

To avoid any inconvenience and Traffic jam situation, people have been asked to call Traffic Police Helpline Rahnuma- 1915, she said.

Moreover, follow Traffic Police WhatsApp at 0305-9266907, Tune Sindh Police FM Radio 88.6 and follow Facebook page at www.facebook.com/karachitrafficpolice for update information.-APP

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