CTP finalizes traffic plan for Defence Day


City Traffic Police (CTP) Rawalpindi have finalized traffic arrangements for Defence Day of Pakistan which would be observed on Friday (Sept 6).
Under the traffic plan evolved for the day, the Mall Road would be closed from 5 am to conclusion of the special programme on Friday.
A comprehensive traffic plan had been formulated to ensure smooth movement of vehicular traffic, said City Police Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Muhammad Bin Ashraf. As many as 34 traffic assistants, 129 warden officers, 12 inspectors along with six Deputy Superintendents of Police would be tasked with special duties to regulate traffic on alternate routes and ensure smooth flow of traffic on various city roads, he added.
He said he would personally monitor traffic arrangements. The Mall Road, T&T Chowk to Shalimar Chowk, Kashmir Road, T&T Chowk to Chungi 22, Tameezuddin Road, PC Hotel turn to CSD, Tufail Road and GHQ gate number 3 to Chungi 22, Iftikhar Janjua Road, University Chowk near EME Mess to GHQ and Masood Akhtar Kiani Road would remain closed for traffic from 5 am until the conclusion of the function at GHQ. The traffic plan would also be implemented on Sept 4 during full dress rehearsal, he added. He said traffic moving from Sadar to Shalimar Chowk to Peshawar Road would be diverted to Bank Road and reach Mall Road via MH Chowk. Traffic From MH Chowk to Katchery would be diverted towards Railway Road, Kamran Market, Mareer Chowk to reach Katchery Chowk. No traffic would be allowed towards Transit Camp and Roomi Road and from Military Accounts Office to Railway Road during the ceremony, he added.
He told traffic coming from Westridge side would be moved towards Mall Road, Haider road. Whereas vehicles from MH would be diverted towards Railway Road and Haider Road. While traffic from MH to Kutcheri Chowk would be turned towards Kamran Market, Kashmir Road, Mareer Chowk Traffic from Military Accounts Office would not be allowed to move towards Railway Road or Saddar. Moreover, vehicles coming from Chungi No 22 towards CMH or GHQ would not be allowed to move and would be directed to use alternative routes.—APP