RAWALPINDI: The City Traffic Police have finalised an alternative traffic plan for Muharram 7 procession on Saturday and deployed 200 personnel.

According to a traffic police spokesman, additional personnel would be deployed on all alternative routes to ensure smooth traffic flow during the procession.

The procession will be taken out after Maghreb prayers from Nishtar Street in Sadiqabad. It will then pass through Transformer Chowk, Kuri Road, Chah Sultan, Glass Factory Chowk, Zafarul Haq Road, Leprosy Hospital, Murree Road, Committee Chowk and Iqbal Road and reach Naya Mohallah where other small processions will join it.

This procession will then pass through Naya Mohallah Chowk to Fawara Chowk, Dingi Khoi, Bansanwala Chowk, Jamia Masjid Road and culminate at Qadimi Imambargah.

Traffic diversion points will be closed with barriers and will be opened step by step after the procession ends. During the diversions, alternative routes will be provided to citizens. Parking of any type of vehicles will be banned on the routes of the mourning procession.

Chief Traffic Officer Naveed Irshad said in order to facilitate citizens, information about the alternative routes would be given regularly on official pages of social media and radio station (88.6) of the police.

Published in Dawn, August 6th, 2022

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