Karachi Traffic Police has released a traffic plan for the New Year’s Eve.
According to the plan, no main roads will be closed for traffic this year. Anyone riding a motorcycle without a silencer will be handed over to police, the traffic police said.
Moreover, if anyone witnesses aerial firing, the video complaint can be launched on WhatsApp to 03435142770, the police said.
Police will be deployed in all areas of Karachi from 8pm today to 3am tomorrow.
According to the plan, traffic from Sea View McDonald’s to Village hotel will be one-way, while parking will be banned on Sea View, Shara-e-Faisal, Abdullah Haroon Road and Ziaud Din Ahmed Road, officials said.
Furthermore parking will also not be allowed on Mai Kolachi Road, Korangi and MT Khan Road.
It may be noted that a day earlier, a meeting, presided over by Commissioner Karachi Navaid Ahmed Shaikh, was held to make the security measures and traffic arrangements for New Year’s Eve.
It was decided that on the eve of the New Year, special security and traffic arrangements would be made to ensure the safety and security of the citizens at entertainment spots and important roads.
It was also decided that the concerned departments will ensure the working of street lights on important roads and closure of open manholes.
Police camps will be set up at various places where ambulances and fire tenders will be available to guide and help the people in case of an emergency. Hospitals will remain on alert, while arrangements will be made to stop reckless driving of motorcycles, one-wheeling, and driving bikes without silencers.
The commissioner, in addition to this, appealed to the citizens to follow the coronavirus SOPs to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Pakistan Coronavirus Update:
On the other hand, the total count of novel coronavirus active cases toll in Pakistan dropped to 34,537 after nearly 5,000 patients recovered in the past 24 hours.
According to the NCOC, 4,960 patients have recovered from the virus in a day bringing the national recovery toll to 435,073.
The pandemic claimed 58 more lives and infected 2,475 more people during the last 24 hours.