Muharram 2021: Strict Security arrangement, traffic plan implemented in Karachi
More than 5,000 police officers have been deployed in Karachi for the Muharram procession.
According to details, all roads leading to the 9 Muharram procession in Karachi have been closed.
Sources said that a total of 5047 police officers and youths are present on the 9th of Muharram to monitor and provide security to the central procession including the routes and corridors.
Sources said that 822 NGOs including 80 senior officers of Karachi Police, 4222 Head Constables / Constables, 123 Women Policemen, 65 Special Branch Officers, 190 Commandos of Special Security Unit and 200 Commanders of Rapid Response Force provided security for the procession. Young people are performing security duties. In addition, expert snipers of the Special Security Unit have also been deployed along the main procession routes and corridors.
Sources added that a large contingent of police personnel, including senior Karachi police officers, is on duty to monitor the Muharram processions and gatherings and to maintain the flow of traffic, more than 1000 traffic police personnel have been deployed to keep the traffic flowing by keeping the people safe from any trouble.
The Karachi traffic police has issued the traffic plan for the Muharram procession that will start from the Nishtar Park and end at the Imambargah Hussainian Iranian at Kharadar.
The traffic plan is for Muharram 9 and 10, which marks the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (AS) and his followers at Karbala.
Here’s the traffic plan issued by the police:
Muharram 9 — A procession will start from Liaquatabad via Imambargah Martin Road to the Nishtar Park where a Majlis will be held. After the Majlis, the procession will start from the Nishter Park at about 12pm and then proceed to the Imambargah Hussain Iranian, Kharadar.
The route will include Nishter Park, Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto Road, Father Jaminis Road, Mehfil-e-Shah Khurasan, MA Jinnah Road, Mansfield Street, Preedy Street, Tibet Chowk, MA Jinnah Road, Boulton Market, Bombay Bazaar, Kharadar, Nawab Mahabbat Khanji Road and Hussainian Iranian Imambargah.
As soon as the processions will start from Nishter Park, all vehicular traffic coming from the city side will be diverted towards Soldier Bazaar Road (Bahadur Yar Jang Road), Coast Guard, Anklesaria Chowk to Jubilee or Nishter Road.
Traffic coming from Nazimabad will be diverted from Lasbela towards Nishter Road and the zoological garden to reach their destinations. The traffic coming from the Liaquatabad side will be diverted to Martin Road towards the jail side.
All traffic coming from the Stadium Roadside will proceed via New MA Jinnah Road. These vehicles will be diverted on Dadabhoi Noorji Road towards Kashmir Road, Society Light Signal, Shahrah-e-Quaideen and Sharea Faisal.
The traffic coming from the Super Highway and Gulberg side will be diverted from Liaquatabad No 10 towards Nazimabad No 2 and will proceed via Habib Bank Flyover, Estate Avenue Road and Sher Shah to Mauripur Road.
Traffic will not be permitted to proceed along the route of the procession from Gurumandir. These vehicles will be diverted to Bahadur Yar Jang Road.
Traffic on MA Jinnah Road will not be allowed from Preedy Street, Aga Khan-III Road and Mansfield Street to proceed towards Saddar.
No traffic will be allowed to pass MA Jinnah Road-Preedy Street junction until the procession has crossed the intersection. All kinds of traffic coming from the zoo and Aga Khan-III Road will be allowed till Anklesaria Hospital.
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