ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) have issued a traffic management plan related to the Pakistan Day parade in the capital on March 23.
According to the police, heavy traffic will be barred from entering the capital from midnight until 2pm today, March 21 and March 23.
Police issue traffic plan ahead of Pakistan Day 23rd March Parade in Islamabad
Traffic Advisory for expressway closure and traffic diversion for the general public on 19th, 21st, and 23rd March.
Islamabad Expressway will be closed for general public from zero point to khanna pul from 0500-1400hrs. Said traffic on the expressway will be diverted from zero point and khanna pul towards side/ link roads.
Alternate routes for movement from E-9 to PAF Base Nur Khan and return:-
1) Shaheen chowk- 9th avenue- Stadium road-Murree road- Rawal road.
2) Second alternate is via Kashmir Highway- Golra Mor-Mall road- Airport road.
Any change/update on the traffic plan will be communicated accordingly. However, PAF personnel are to take route clearence from Controls of No 6 and 8 P&S units at least half an hour before initiating movement.Moreover, on the three dates mentioned above, the Faizabad section of Islamabad Expressway will be closed for all kinds of traffic from 2pm to 5pm.
Additionally, on the said dates, the highway sections from Khanna Pul to Faizabad and Zero Point to Faizabad, and Murree Road from Rawal Dam Chowk to Faizabad will be closed for traffic from 2pm-5pm.
Residents and visitors have been advised to take alternative routes.
The police have said that light traffic coming from Lahore on the GT Road will be diverted towards Rawalpindi from the Rawat T-Chowk and not be allowed to get on the Islamabad highway.
Similarly, the traffic coming to Islamabad from the airport in Rawalpindi will be diverted from Khanna Pul towards Lehtrar Road and Park Road from where they will be able to get on the Kashmir Highway via Rawal Dam Chowk.
For commuters heading towards the airport from Islamabad, the 9th Avenue, Murree Road and Rawal Road will be open. Commuters coming from the motorway will be able to go to Murree via the Kashmir Highway.