The Karachi Traffic Police have announced a traffic diversion plan on the eve of New Year 2014 and also issued a map of diversion routes.
According to a notification, on the night of December 31 the people will be celebrating New Year and rushing towards Clifton, Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim and Sea View. The people and the residents of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) have been suggested to use the below mentioned routes and diversions to reach their destinations.
All vehicular traffic coming from Akhtar Colony via Expressway and Korangi area will not be allowed to move towards Khayaban-e-Ittehad (Sea View) and it will be diverted on main Korangi Road, Sharea Faisal, Reagent Chowk, Club Chowk, Hoshang Chowk, Three Swords, Shahrah-e-Iran, Clifton Helipad, 26th Street right turn towards Mc Donald’s (Sea View), Village Restaurant and Khayaban-e-Ittehad to their destinations. The residents will be allowed to enter the DHA area after checking their ID cards.
No vehicular traffic would be allowed to move towards Submarine Chowrangi from Mai Kolachi Road which will be closed after 9pm from KPT Bridge near American Consulate. However, the traffic will be allowed to move from Boat Basin towards Jinnah Bridge.
The road from Boat Basin Chowrangi to Bilawal Chowrangi and from Bilawal Chowrangi to Helipad will be completely closed for traffic.
All the heavy traffic coming from Mauripur Road will not be allowed to move towards Mai Kolachi Road and will be diverted from Jinnah Bridge to reach their destinations via Hub River Road and Shahra-e-Pakistan. Light traffic will be allowed from Jinnah Bridge towards M.T Khan Road, PIDC, Club Chowk, Awari Towers and onwards to Sharea Faisal.
All heavy vehicles coming from Korangi Industrial Area will be diverted towards National Highway to proceed towards Northern Bypass and onwards. Roads will be completely closed for traffic from Sunset Boulevard towards Punjab Chowrangi. However, the other track towards Korangi Road will remain open. The road from Defence light signal towards Street No. 2 light signal will be closed as well.
The use of vehicles or motorcycles without or broken silencers will be strictly prohibited and anyone found using the same will be handed over to the area police for legal action.
Moreover, the vehicles coming from North Nazimabad, Gulberg, Liaquatabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulberg and New Karachi towards DHA should use MA Jinnah Road, Garden Road, Zaibunnisa Street, Avari light signal, Club Chowk, Hoshang Chowk, Three Swords, Two Swords, Shahra-e-Iran, Clifton Helipad, 26th Street right turn towards Mc Donald’s (Sea View), Village Restaurant and Khayaban-e-Ittehad to their destinations.
The vehicles coming from Gadap, Bin Qasim, Landhi, Korangi, Shah Faisal, Jamshed and Sadder towards DHA should use main Sharea Faisal, Club Chowk, Hoshang Chowk, Three Swords, Two Swords, Shahrah-e-Iran, Clifton Helipad, 26th Street right turn towards Mc Donald’s (Sea View), Village Restaurant and Khayaban-e-Ittehad to their destinations.
The DHA residents of phases V, VI & VII could access to Phase-VIII by reaching the following intersections vice versa which will be kept open.
26th Street- Ittehad, Saba Avenue- Ittehad, Shaheen light signal-Ittehad, Shujaat light signal-Ittehad and Bahria intersection-Ittehad.