Karachi Traffic Police on Thursday has announced a traffic diversion plan for the procession Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA) to be held on Saturday.According to spokesman of Traffic Police Karachi, the central procession Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) would be taken out from Nishter Park at about 1pm. Prior to this procession, a Majlis will be held at the Nishtar Park before the main procession start to proceed towards the Hussainian Iranian Imambargah, Kharadar.
The route of the main procession will be as follows: Nishtar Park, Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto Road, Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khurasan, M A Jinnah Road, Mansfield Street, Preedy Street, again to MA Jinnah Road, Boultan Market, Bombay Bazaar, Kharadar, Nawab Mahabat Khanji Road to the Hussainian Iranian Imambargah, Kharadar.
At the coming out of the procession from Nishtar Park, all vehicular traffic coming from the city side will be diverted towards Soldier Bazaar Road (Bahadur Yar Jang Road), Coast Guard, Ankle Seria Chowk to Jubilee or Nishtar Road.
All kinds of traffic coming from the Nazimabad side will be diverted from Lasbela towards Nishtar Road towards the Zoological Gardens to reach their destinations. Traffic coming from the Liaquatabad side will be diverted onto Martin Road towards the Central Jail side. These vehicles will be permitted to proceed to the jail and Jamshed Road, Dada Bhoy Noorji Road, Kashmir Road, Shahra e Quaideen and Shahra e Faisal. All kinds of traffic coming from the Stadium Road side will proceed via New MA Jinnah Road. These vehicles will be diverted at Dada Bhoy Noorji Road towards Kashmir Road, Shahra e Quaideen to Shahra e Faisal.
The traffic coming from the Super Highway from the Gulberg side will be diverted from Liaquatabad No-10 towards Nazimabad No.2 and will proceed via the Habib Bank Flyover, Estate Avenue Road, Sher Shah to Maripur Road. For the return journey, these vehicles will adopt the same route.Traffic coming from the National Highway will be diverted from Rashid Minhas Road towards Stadium Road, Sir Shah Suleman Road, Hassan Square, Liaquatabad No.10, Nazimabad No.2 and will proceed via the Habib Bank Flyover, Estate Avenue Road, and from Sher Shah to Maripur Road.
For the return journey, these vehicles will adopt the same route.Traffic will not be permitted to proceed along the route of the procession from Guru Mandir. These vehicles will be diverted onto Bahadur Yar Jang Road. All vehicular traffic coming from Shahra e Quaideen will not be allowed to proceed from the Society Chowrangi except those arriving for participating in the procession having stickers pasted on their windscreens.
The traffic of MA Jinnah Road will not be allowed from Preedy Street, Aga Khan-III Road and Mansfield Street to proceed to Saddar. No traffic will be allowed from MA Jinnah Road, Preedy Junction, until the procession crosses this intersection. All kinds of Traffic coming from Zoological Garden.