Many key roads in Karachi to be closed today

Published April 23, 2024
A banner welcoming Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Karachi hangs atop a pedestrian bridge. A technician (right) inspects pole-mounted surveillance cameras on the intersection of Metropole Hotel as part of security arrangements for the visiting foreign leader, on Monday.
— PPI / Fahim Siddiqi / White Star
A banner welcoming Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Karachi hangs atop a pedestrian bridge. A technician (right) inspects pole-mounted surveillance cameras on the intersection of Metropole Hotel as part of security arrangements for the visiting foreign leader, on Monday. — PPI / Fahim Siddiqi / White Star

KARACHI: Traffic authorities on Monday decided to close various key arteries for vehicular traffic for at least two hours on Tuesday (today) as part of security arrangements for the visiting Iranian president.

The city commissioner had already announced a public holiday for today, but banks, stock exchange, offices of the federal government, Supreme Court, high court and district courts, etc will continue to function.

In view of security concerns, the traffic police revised their plan.

DIG-Traffic Ahmed Nawaz said that the road from Airport to PIDC traffic intersection, both tracks of Sharea Faisal, Shahrah-i-Quaideen and Dr Ziauddin Ahmed Road would remain closed from 3pm to 5pm on Tuesday.

From Guru Mandir to Garden Chowk (Amma Tower), both tracks of the M.A. Jinnah Road would also be closed from 3pm to 5pm.

The DIG advised the citizens to use alternative roads to avoid inconvenience.

Published in Dawn, April 23nd, 2024

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