The Rawalpindi City Traffic Police (RCTP) has issued a traffic plan for the second Test match between Pakistan and South Africa from February 4.
According to the traffic plan, the Double road, more commonly known as the Stadium road, will remain closed from the start to the conclusion of the practice session and match.
Traffic coming from Rawal dam, Islamabad towards Rawalpindi will be diverted to the Expressway.
Commuters can reach Rawalpindi through Dhoke Kala Khan, Khanna and Korali. The traffic from Rawalpindi to Islamabad will take a U-turn in front of the Kidney Centre and use the opposite side to enter Islamabad.
The traffic emerging from IJP Road and 9th Avenue Chowk towards Rawalpindi can take Pindora Chungi, Katarian, Carriage Factory, Pir Wadhai routes to enter Rawalpindi instead of the Stadium Road.
The STO further informed that 303 CTP personnel, including seven DSPs, 15 Inspectors, 215 traffic wardens and 65 traffic assistants under the supervision of SSP (Traffic) would be deployed to regulate traffic in the city.
The city’s senior traffic officer asked people to cooperate with the police performing duties during the cricket match.
On Friday, Pakistan has won the first test against South Africa by seven wickets and took 1-0 unassailable lead in 2 match test series.
Earlier in a day, Pakistan cricket chief selector Mohammad Wasim named the national squad for the three-match Twenty20 International series against South Africa.
Wasim Khan said that the iconic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will host the three T20Is, which are scheduled for February 11, 13 and 14.
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