Police devises traffic plan for Chinese Presidents visit.
RAWALPINDI -- - City Traffic Police (CTP) has devised a special traffic plan for the visit of Chinese President, under which greater number of traffic wardens will perform duties on city roads to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
Airport Road would remain closed for vehicular traffic on Monday (April 20) from 8 a.m to 2 p.m.
Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi Shoaib Khurram Janbaz has asked the citizens not to use Airport Road on Monday as traffic load will be diverted to Chohan Chowk, Rawal Road, Murree Road which will pass through Double Road and reach Islamabad through 9th Avenue.
He in a statement issued here said that the citizens should use Mall Road, Peshawar Road through IJP Road and Golra Road to reach Islamabad while the motorists can come to Rawalpindi city area through 9th Avenue, Double Road, Murree Road, Rawal Road, Saidpur Road and IJP Road.
He informed that heavy vehicles and vehicles with cylinders will not be allowed to enter the city from Sunday night.
The vehicles coming from G.T. Road, Jhelum Road will be diverted to Rawalpindi from T Chowk, Rawat which will pass through Kutchery Chowk, Mall Road and Convoy Road to go ahead to Golra Road, IJP Road to reach Islamabad and Peshawar.
He further informed that heavy traffic coming from G.T.Road will be stopped at Gujrat, Jhelum bridge and Mandra Toll Plaza. No vehicle traffic coming from link roads between Koral Chowk to Faizabad will be allowed to use Expressway, he added.
Heavy traffic coming from Murree will be stopped at 17 Meel Toll Plaza. Those wanting to move towards Rawalpindi from IJP Road can use Stadium Road after moving right from 9th Avenue.
The CTO said, all the streets, hotels, shops, petrol pumps and other commercial centres between Koral Chowk to PAF turn will also remain closed on Monday.
The CTO said that a special control room has been established at Traffic Headquarters.
He said, all out efforts would be made by the traffic police to regulate traffic on the city roads but without the cooperation of the citizens, the traffic load cannot be controlled.
Strict disciplinary action will be taken against the delinquent officials, the CTO added.
The citizens can call at City Traffic Police Helpline 1915 to know about the traffic situation on the roads.
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|Publication:||Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)|
|Date:||Apr 19, 2015|
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