KARACHI, Dec 14: The Capital City Traffic Police on Tuesday announced a traffic plan on the occasion of the Pakistan-England One Day International scheduled for Dec 15 at the National Stadium Karachi. A press release of the police department said traffic and parking arrangements had been made to facilitate citizens and spectators.
PARKING: Parking arrangements for spectators going to various enclosures of the stadium have been made at China Ground and National Coaching Ground located on Sir Shah Suleman Road and Expo Centre. Vehicles into the Expo Centre would be allowed only from the University Road side. A free bus service will be operated from Expo Centre to the National Stadium and back.
Parking at Parking Lot A inside the stadium would only be allowed to foreign guests, law enforcing agencies, and the print and electronic media.
Spectators intending to enter into the Hanif Muhammad Khan, Special Children, Waseem Akram, Asif Iqbal, Waqar Hassan, Waseem Bari, Muhammad Brothers, and Iqbal Qasim enclosures have been advised to park their vehicles at China ground and National Coaching Centre.
For the Javed Miandad, Fazal Mehmood, Zaheer Abbas, Imran Khan, Majid Khan, Intikhab Alam and Naseemul Ghani enclosures, spectators have been advised to park vehicles at Expo Centre and take the free shuttle service to the stadium.
The parking in the stadium’s surroundings except at prescribed places is strictly prohibited, and in case of violation, the vehicles would be lifted and fined.
ALTERNATE ROUTES: All roads leading to the National Stadium will be closed near the stadium for the general traffic from 7am till the match ends. Only those having tickets will be allowed to go to the stadium.
b<>DIVERSION: Traffic will remain open from Stadium Road to the Aga Khan Hospital; however it will be closed from the PSO petrol pump. While traffic from Hassan Square to National Stadium will be closed completely; however, traffic on the University Road will remain open.
All buses, minibuses and other heavy traffic are prohibited on the Habib Ibrahim Rahmatullah Road from the Karsaz light signal. Motorcycles, rickshaw, taxi and other vehicles would; however, be allowed up to the crossing of Ameer Khusro Road only.
The road heading towards the stadium from Dalmia will be closed for heavy vehicles; however, cars, motorcycles, rickshaw, taxi and other vehicles would be allowed up to the PNS Bahadur crossing.
All kinds of vehicles are banned at the KDA Chowrangi located behind the stadium.
Citizens have been advised to adopt alternate routes keeping in view the diversion points, as only those possessing tickets will be allowed to move towards the stadium.
Spectators have been advised to come to the stadium at least two hours before the match begins.
Ambulances, fire brigade and other emergency vehicles are exempted of diversion points.—PPI