Traffic plan for four-day defence exhibition in Karachi announced

Published November 14, 2022
<p>Traffic plan issued by the Karachi police for IDEAS 2022. — Photo by Imtiaz Ali</p>

Traffic plan issued by the Karachi police for IDEAS 2022. — Photo by Imtiaz Ali

The Karachi traffic police has shared a traffic plan that is to be followed from Nov 15 to 18 by all public, commercial and private vehicles during the four days of the 11th International Defence Exhibition and seminar IDEAS-2022, which will be held at the Karachi Expo Centre, it emerged on Monday.

In a press release, the Karachi Traffic Police said both tracks of the Sir Shah Suleman Road will be closed from 7am to 6pm during the exhibition hours on all four days. “Only vehicles with stickers will be allowed to pass through the Karsaz HIR Road under the Stadium Flyover and off to the Expo Centre.”

“No commercial/heavy vehicle will be permitted from Karsaz, HIR Road to the Stadium,” it said.

People attending the exhibition will be allowed to park their vehicles at the Expo Center, National Coaching Center, and the National Stadium. “Only sticker-bearing vehicles will be allowed to park in these places.”

The press release added that parking won’t be allowed at Sir Shah Suleman Road, Stadium Road, University Road, or any other nearby areas.

Meanwhile, people living near the Expo Centre have been advised to take alternative routes as the route from Sir Shah Suleman Road to the Stadium will be closed for traffic.

Heavy traffic coming from Sharae Faisal towards Sir Shah Suleman Road will be diverted to Karsaz, Drigh Road on the left towards Rashid Minhas Road, Millennium and onwards.

Similarly, vehicles coming from the airport will use the Drigh Road flyover towards the Rashid Minhas Road, Millennium to NIPA. Traffic coming from the University Road can take a U-turn to Hassan Square, Jail Road, and then move towards Shaheed-e-Millat or the PPP Chowrangi, the press release stated.

Vehicles coming from NIPA towards the city will be diverted from Jafri Optics towards KDA Scheme 1 and the back lanes of the National Stadium to Stadium Road via the Steel Yard cut and Bahria college, from where it can make a U-turn towards the Aga Khan Hospital or Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah Road.

From Liaquatabad number 10, traffic will be diverted towards Karimabad and the right side to Dakh Khana, Teen Hatti.

Separately, all vehicles coming from New Town and going towards Liaquatabad will be diverted left from the Askari Park cut towards Altaf Hussain Barelvi Road and onwards.

Meanwhile, University Road road will remain open for routine traffic. Only red, green, and blue sticker-bearing vehicles will be allowed to proceed from the National Stadium bridge to the Expo Center for their designated parking areas.

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