City Traffic Police (CTP), Rawalpindi issued a comprehensive traffic plan for the convenience of citizens regarding the Pakistan Super League (PSL) cricket matches being started from 01 March to 12 at Double Road Cricket Stadium.
The CTP has made special arrangements to keep the traffic flowing on alternative routes during matches.
On the occasion, Chief Traffic Officer Rawalpindi Taimur Khan said more than 347 traffic police officers and jawans will perform special duties during the PSL, including seven DSPs, 27 inspectors, 206 traffic wardens and 107 traffic assistants.
During the movement of cricket teams, additional personnel have been deployed by making special arrangements to keep traffic flowing on alternate routes. For the convenience of cricket fans, parking facilities have been provided at three places, including Civil Aviation Ground Shaheen Chowk, Shahbaz Sharif Park near Shaheen Chowk and Graduate Degree College Satellite Town.
Besides, the shuttle service has been provided to access the stadium from the parking area.
Murree Road will be completely closed from Faizabad to Double Road.
During this time, the traffic coming from Islamabad will be diverted from Faizabad to Expressway.
Traffic moving towards Islamabad will be able to enter Islamabad by using 6th Road Said Pur Road while traffic coming from Ghousia Chowk will be diverted to Farooq Azam Road, Kurri Road.
During the cricket match, both sides of Stadium Road from 9th Avenue Chowk to Double Road will be completely closed for traffic.
Meanwhile, the traffic coming from Islamabad 9th Avenue will be able to enter Rawalpindi through Faizabad Expressway and IJP Road through Pandora Chongi, Katarian, Carriage Factory, Pirwadhai Mor, Chak Madad while the traffic going from Rawalpindi to Double Road 9th Avenue Islamabad will be able to enter Rawalpindi through Murree Road.
The CTO said during the match, awareness banners regarding alternative routes and parking will be displayed on the main highways of Rawalpindi for the convenience of the citizens and to keep the traffic flowing on alternative routes so that the citizens remain updated.
Through the official social media pages of traffic police and radio station 88.6, the citizens will also be provided with moment-to-moment information about the diversion points and traffic situation, he added.