ITP devises traffic plan for Pakistan Day parade

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) Friday devised special traffic plan to guide and facilitates the motorists on the occasion of a parade event in Shakarparian ground on March 23. Traffic signs of various colours and army personnel would also guide the citizens at Parade Avenue, while special directives had also been issued to the participants by the administration to ensure foolproof security arrangements on the occasion.
According to the plan the entrance of heavy traffic in the city would be banned from 12:00amMarch 20, to 1:00pm March 21 and from12:00am March 22 to 3:00pm March 23. The motorcars coming from Lahore could reach motorway passing through the Peshawar GT road Rawat T-cross and Rawalpinidi Saddar Road. The traffic coming from Rawalpinidi airport could reach Kashmir Highway and G sectors of federal capital through Expressway than using Khanna Pul, Lehtrar road and turning left from Taramri chowk toward Rawal Dam chowk and passing through the Murre Road. The same traffic could move toward Murre through Bharakau after taking turn from Kashmir chowk.
To guide the guests for the parade event, the invitation cards of different colours have been distributed, which guide the people for directions, parking and sitting place. For example, If someone was given red invitation card, he would follow the route marking of red colour, red parking place and also sit on the same colour’s seat. All the visitors would use the traffic routs in accordance of their card colours around the areas parade ground including Faizabad, Islamabad Expressway, Shakarparian, Fly over, Zero Point, Kashmir Highway, Dhokri Chowk, Rawal Dam Chowk, Murre Road and IJP Road.
The motorists coming from Murree Road Rawalpindi would reach Exhibition Road by using Faizabad Flyover, Islamabad Expressway and Shakarparian Flyover and then would reach to their car parking through temporarily way entrance no. 1. The guests coming from Islamabad and having red and black colour invitation cards would reach car parking through temporarily way for entrance no 1 at Expressway after crossing Shakarparian Flyover toward Islamabad Expressway.
The sign board of different colours and army personnel would guide the guests toward their prescribed car parking. The people coming from Rawalpinid, Jehlum and Mangla through Islamabad Expressway could reach entrance No. 1 after passing through Faizabad Underpass, taking U-turn from Shakarparian Flyover toward parade ground.
The guest having yellow and red invitation cards would use the same route of people having green no. 1 and black cards but they would enter through the entrance no. 2 at Islamabad Highway. The participants with blue, red no. 2, green no. 2 and maroon colour cards would use the same way of green no. 1 and black but these people would enter parade avenue thorough entrance no. 3.
The heavy traffic coming from Rawat would be turned toward Mall Road, Rawat T-cross, Jehlum Road, Sawan Adda, Kachahri chowk, Pirwadai Flyover and Golra Mor. The general traffic moving across the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi would be turned from Mazile chowk to khanna pul, Lehtrar Road, Taramri chowk, Park Road, Rawal Dam chowk and right side Murre Road Kashimir Highway, and left side from Kashmir chowk for Kashmir Highway and Islamabad.
The general transport of IJP road would be turned toward Faizabad Flyover and then 9thAvenue and Kashmir Highway. The traffic coming from Rawalpinidi would be turned toward stadium through Murree Road till 9th Avenue Kashmir Highway.
The ITP appealed the citizens to use the traffic signs to drive toward the parade ground and avoid bringing eatable items. The motorists are asked to display the special stickers issued by the administration on left side of front glass of their vehicles and also carry the CNICs.
The participants were asked to cooperate administration for vehicles checking and all drivers should stay in the vehicles. According to the administration, the participants must bring CNICs and it was banned to bring cameras, mobile phones, hand bags and any eatable items. The participants are asked to reach the parking area till 7:30 am.
The administration had made refreshment and entertainment arrangements for guests and no vehicle would be allowed to go out before ending of parade. Only the guests having invitation cards would be allowed to enter. Islamabad Police had requested the citizens to keep eyes on suspects around them and inform the police on phone numbers 1135,15 and 1915.
In condition of rainy weather, the decision to cancel the parade event would be announced thorough TV channels and radio.

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