Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Javed Ali Mahar, head of the Karachi Traffic Police, on Saturday issued a traffic diversion plan for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) match.
The traffic police spokesman said that the remaining 2020 Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches were scheduled to be held on November 15 and 17 at the Karachi National Stadium, and the traffic police had prepared special traffic arrangements and diversion plans.
Closed roads & alternative routes
During the match, traffic will be diverted to the points mentioned below. Road users are asked to use alternative routes to avoid inconvenience.
Any type of traffic coming from Sharea Faisal is not allowed via Jalan Habib Ibrahim Rehmat ullah towards the Stadium (Jalan Sir Shah Suleman). This vehicle will be diverted to Drigh-Sharea Faisal Street, turn left on Jalan Rashid Minhas, Millennium Mall to NIPA. Likewise, from the Airport to Drig Road, turn right at Rashid Minhas Road, Millennium Mall to NIPA.
Chowrangi New Town
From University Road of the New Town turn, any type of Traffic is not allowed to continue on Stadium Road. Traffic will be diverted towards Chowrani Prison, Shaheed-e-Millat or direct to PP Chowrangi. People who come to Aga Khan Hospital, Liaquat National Hospital and residences will be allowed to come from the PS side of Kota Baru. Traffic police staff will be there to assist them.
Hassan Square Flyover
Traffic coming from No. Liaquatbad. 10, Gharibabad, are not permitted to use the Hassan Square Flyover to the National Stadium. All vehicles will be diverted towards the Hassan Square Flyover down the road towards University Road, to reach their destination.
Any kind of traffic coming from Rashid Minhas Street is not allowed via Dalmia to continue towards the National Stadium.
These vehicles will be diverted to NIPA, Askari-IV (Millennium Mall), Drigh Road to Sharea Faisal or Millennium Mall, NIPA to Safoora Chowrangi or NIPA to Gulshan Chowrangi to Sohrab Goth.
No heavy vehicles are not permitted to proceed from Sohrab Goth to NIPA, Liaquatabad No. 10 to Hassan Squire, and PP Chowrangi to University Road.
To avoid inconvenience, please follow the traffic police instructions as mentioned above. Park your vehicle in the parking lot. Do not park your vehicle on highways or main roads.
In case of inconvenience, people can call the Rahnuma-1915 traffic police helpline, where traffic staff are available to guide and assist you. Additionally, they can follow the Traffic Police Social Media Accounts: WhatsApp at 0305-9266907, Radio Tune Sindh Police FM 88.6 and the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/karachitrafficpolice for the latest information.
DIG Maqsood Ahmed, head of the Sindh police Security Division, issued a very straightforward security plan for the PSL match to be played in Karachi.
He said the Karachi police had prepared a comprehensive security plan with regard to the PSL match.
The plan was drawn up in a meeting attended by high-ranking police officers, soldiers and rangers along with all stakeholders. Then, army commandos and police conduct joint mock drills to deal with unwanted incidents.
About 5,000 Karachi police personnel, 1,538 Security Division personnel, including 1,038 SSU personnel, 1,800 traffic police personnel, and 500 Special Branch personnel, will carry out security duties alongside personnel from other law enforcement agencies at Karachi National Stadium. , Karachi airport, routes, hotels and other different areas, while snipers will also be deployed at sensitive points.
Furthermore, seven SSPs and 16 DSPS from the Security Division will also carry out their duties. A special command & control bus will also be stationed at the National Stadium to monitor law and order around the stadium.
In addition, a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team consisting of highly trained and well equipped commandos, including female commandos, will remain vigilant at SSU Headquarters as a quick response force to deal with any emergency situation.
After safety concerns, on November 15 and 17, the route around the National Stadium will be closed during the match schedule for transportation, and residents are advised to use an alternative route.