ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: On the eve of 9th Muharram-ul-Haram, a special traffic plan has been devised by the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) to avoid any inconvenience to the road users when multiple mourning processions are to be taken out to mark the day.
As per the plan, more than 520 policemen including officers and jawans would be deployed on the various routes of processions.
The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP Traffic) Malik Matloob said that he will himself monitor the arrangements while four Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSPs) and 21 Inspectors will also perform duties to ensure smooth flow of traffic and guide the road users to alternate routes to avoid any inconvenience.
The ITP arranged special deployment of ITP Staff during main mourning procession to be taken out from Imam Bargah Asna-e-Ashri G-6/2 on 9th Muharram-ul-Haram, which will be culminated after passing through its traditional route at the same place and diversion programme has been issued.
The SSP (Traffic) said that ITP has special traffic diversion plan for mourning procession to be taken out on 9th Muharram-ul-Haram and citizens have been advised to use alternate routes on the occasion.
According to the plan, the 7th Avenue from F-6 Chowk to Soharwardi road, and Fazal-e-Haq Road from China Chowk to Kalsum Plaza will be closed for general traffic.
The road from Iqbal Hall to Melody Chowk, Municipal Road from Markazi Jamia Masjid to Poly Clinic Chowk, Luqman Hakeem Road from Poly Clinic to Lal Quarter, and G-6 service road from G-6/2 Chowk to Lal Quarter Chowk will remain closed for general traffic, and the traffic will be diverted to alternate routes.
Another procession will start from Imambargah Musa Kazim in sector I-10 which will culminate there after passing through various routes.
The various roads including I-10 Markaz, CDA Chowk no. 1, Katarian Bridge, IJP Road (Pirwadhai and Faizabad area) will remain closed for traffic while citizens have been asked to use IJP road if they want to go to I-10 (Sabzi Mandi) from Faizabad, Murree road, Bhara Kahu or Khana Bridge.
The residents of sectors I-8, I-9 would use external IJP, Pirwadhai road.
The citizens have been requested to cooperate with ITP and call 1915 or 0519261992 to get further information.