Karachi's Burnes Road to remain traffic-free in evenings

Published January 7, 2021
Burnes road is a heaven of eateries for Karachiites — Photo by Akhtar Balouch/File
Burnes road is a heaven of eateries for Karachiites — Photo by Akhtar Balouch/File

KARACHI: The city administration has announced to keep the renowned food district of the city, Burnes Road, traffic-free in the evenings in a move to provide better and relaxed environment to visitors at the eateries that dot the area and avoid inconvenience.

An official said that a notification issued by the additional deputy commissioner II announced implementation of the fresh orders from January 10 (Sunday). According to the fresh orders, no vehicle would be allowed to enter Burnes Road after 7pm allocating evening time to pedestrians only.

“A notification has been issued by the Additional Deputy Commissioner II, according to which the decision will take effect from January 10,” said the official. “The notification says that [Shahrah-i-Liaquat] from Fresco to Court Road, will be closed for vehicles at 7pm and traffic coming from Arambagh will be diverted to M.A. Jinnah Road and People’s Square. Similarly, the road from Fresco Chowk to Fatima Jinnah Women’s College would be designated for pedestrians, whereas residents of the area would be issued special stickers for their vehicles to enter.”

A portion of the road, he said, would be dedicated to deal with emergencies. The district administration on Jan 10 would mark both sides of the road enabling the food outlets to extend their operations in a way that did not block the way for pedestrians.

Published in Dawn, January 7th, 2021

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