Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain
The Islamabad Traffic police (ITP) has chalked out plan for Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) to ensure smooth flow of traffic in the city according to which 354 traffic policemen would perform duties in the federal capital on the occasion. According to details, 354 policemen including one SP (Traffic), four DSPs (Traffic) and 11 Inspectors of ITP force would perform security duties.
The traffic plan has been finalized by Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Farrukh Rasheed and traffic would be diverted on alternate routes from 8 am.
During the procession, Fazlul Haq Road from Kalsoom Plaza and China Chowk will remain close for traffic and citizens can use the Jinnah Avenue. Likewise, 7th Avenue heading to Chandtara Chowk will remain close from Blue Area out loop to Chowk Soharwardy. The citizens can use alternative route from Nazim Uddin Road to Khayaban and Faisal Avenue.
Meanwhile, 7th Avenue from Soharwardy to Sector G-7/4 out loop, Service Road, Iqbal Hall, Post Office Service Road will remain close and Jinnah Avneue may be used from Fazl-e-Haq Road. Saddar Road from Iqbal Hall to Melody Chowk will remain close on both sides for traffic and road users may use alternate route of Aabpara Soharwardy Road and Shaheed Millat Road.
Luqman Hakeem Road from Poly Clinic to Iqbal Hall will remain close and alternate route will be Jinnah Avenue during the route timings.
Those road users heading toward Rawalpindi may use Margalla Road, Faisal Avenue (left road) while those going to Rawalpindi may use Shaheed Millat Road, China Chowk Underpass. Those going to Bhara Kahu (Murree Road) can use Dhokri Chowk from Atta Turk Avenue.
Traffic Policemen will remain present to guide people from where the road will be closed. The SSP (Traffic), Farrukh Rasheed has appealed the participants of procession to park their vehicles at marked parking lots as no motorist can park vehicles along the route of procession. He has also appealed the citizens to cooperate with ITP.—INP