KARACHI: Karachi Traffic Police have released a traffic plan for the metropolis, as the city is all set to host eight matches of the Pakistan Super League 2019 from Saturday.
Those who want to see matches at the stadium, according to the traffic police, will be required to show their tickets and original National Identity Card, in addition to parking their vehicles at designated places.
The designated parking spots are the ground near Hakeem Saeed Park and Sunday Bazar adjacent to Baitul Mukarram Masjid.
Citizens of district Central West coming from Liaquatabad No 10 can take left from Hassan Square that merges into the University Road and park their vehicles at the aforementioned spots, from where they will be transported adjacent to Expo Centre via a shuttle bus service.
For commuters of district Malir and East coming from Safoora can take NIPA, while those from Sohrab Goth can use Gulshan Chowrangi. Then they should go left and merge on University Road, take a U-turn to arrive on the opposite lane of University Road and park their vehicles at the designated parking spots.
While people coming from district East and Malir can use Drigh Road, take a right turn towards Rashid Minhas Road, then left towards Millennium Mall where they can park their vehicles at Gharib Nawaz Football Stadium.
Commuters of District South, City, West, Korangi and DHA areas coming via Shahra-e-Faisal can take Shara-e-Quaideen, Allah Wali Chowrangi, Society Light Signal, PP Chowrangi, University Road, Hassan Square, Baitul Mukarram U-turn, and park their vehicles at the aforementioned parking spots.
Note for routine traffic:
- University Road, Shaheed-e-Millat Road and Rashid Minhas Road will remain open for traffic.
- All commuters from Centre, East, Malir, South and West districts can use Lyari Express Way both sides from Mirza Adam Khan Chowk, Mauripur Road upto Sohrab Goth.
Traffic coming from Nursery will not be allowed to proceed from Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah Road towards Stadium (Sir Shah Suleman Road). These vehicles will be diverted towards Drigh Road from Sharea Faisal, after which they will turn left to Rashid Minhas Road, then Millenium Mall to NIPA.
Vehicles coming from Rashid Minhas Road will not be allowed to go towards National Stadium. These vehicles will be diverted towards NIPA, Askari-IV (Millennium Mall), Drigh Road to Shahra-e-Faisal or Millennium, NIPA to Safoora Chowrangi or NIPA to Gulshan Chowrangi to Sohrab Goth.
New Town Chowrangi
From University Road all kinds of traffic will not be allowed to proceed to Stadium Road from the New Town Chowrangi turning. These vehicles will be diverted towards Jail Road, Shaheed-e-Millat or straight to PP Chowrangi. People coming to Aga Khan Hospital or Liaquat National Hospital will be allowed from New Town police station side.
Traffic police will be present across the city to assist the public.