Banned outfit protest: Rawalpindi markets, Metro bus service partially suspended

City Reporter

Rawalpindi administration has suspended metro bus service from Saddar to Faizabad for two days and closed all road linking to Murree Road in view of protest of by banned outfit.

According to details, all markets of the city were also partially closed as protestors of the banned outfit continue their march to the federal capital.

Government has suspended mobile phone and internet service in several areas of Punjab and citizens are facing severe difficulties as protestors have closed both sides of the GT Road.

City Traffic Police (CTP) Rawalpindi on Thursday completely closed the Murree Road for traffic due to any possible protest.

In an update on road situation, the CTP informed that Murree Road from Faizabad was completely closed, however, the citizens would be able to enter Rawalpindi by using alternative routes of Expressway and IJP Road.

The CTP has also created a complete diversion from the Ninth Avenue signal to Stadium Road, and the citizens were advised to use Expressway and IJP Road from Faizabad Road.

It added that due to the diversion placed at Punjab House, traffic was being diverted to Jhanda Bazaar.

Moreover, due to diversion from Haider Road turn to Murree Road, the traffic was being diverted to Saddar.

The commuters were urged to use Peshawar Road and Old Airport Road to enter Islamabad from Rawalpindi as an alternative route.

“Jhelum Road and Old Airport Road can be used to reach Rawalpindi from Rawat,” the CTP updated.

In order to ensure smooth flow of traffic, additional traffic police personnel and patrolling officers were also deployed on all alternative roads.

Additional car lifting vehicles would also be on patrol to prevent no parking and ensure smooth traffic flow, it said.

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