Traffic diversion plan devised for Muharram processions in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Special traffic plan has been devised for the capital city to divert the traffic from routes where processions will pass on 8th and 9th day of Muharram.

Special diversion plan is aimed at facilitating the commuters in view of Muharram processions such that alternate routes for traffic have been pointed out. In addition, parking of vehicles and presence of all types of carts on the passages of the processions have been banned.

A special meeting presided by SSP Traffic Dr Moin Masood was held at traffic headquarters on Thursday. DSPs of all zones and Inspectors participated in the meeting.

In the meeting, duties of personnel with reference to the procession going to originate from Jamia Murtaza, G-9/4, on 8th day of Muharram and from Central Imam Bargah, Asna Ashri, Sector G-6, on 9th Muharram were finalised.

The procession streaming from Jamia Murtaza, Sector G-9/4 will conclude at Imam Bargah, Imam As-Sadiq, Sector G-9/2. The areas including Street 54 of Sector G-9/4, Rohtas Road, Kashmir Highway, Double Road Sector G-10, Sawan Road, Ibn-e-Sina Road, and Street 11 of G-9/2, will remain closed for all types of traffic.

Similarly, Luqman Hakeem Road, Poly Clinic Chowk, Fazl-e-Haq Road, Kulsoom Plaza Chowk, 7th Avenue, Iqbal Hall Chowk, Lal Masjid Chowk, and GPO Chowk will remain closed for all kinds of traffic, with regard to the procession of 9th Muharram going to originate from Imam Bargah, Asna Ashri.

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