KARACHI - Traffic Police Karachi has announced the traffic plan including alternate routes during proceedings of 8, 9 and 10th Muharramul Haram. 

According to the plan, on 8th Muharram procession will start from Nishtar Park at 13:30 hours, via Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto Road, Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khurasan MA Jinnah Road, Mansfield Street Preedy Street , Again MA Jinnah Road (right turn Baba-e-Urdu Road) Baba-e-Urdu Road, crossing Chand Bibi Road, Nishtar Road, Bara Imam, Altaf Hussain Road (old Napier Road) MA Jinnah Road, Boulton Market, Bombay Bazar, Nawab Mahabat Khanji Road and it will terminate at Hussainia Iranian Imambargah.

On 9th Muharram at 09:00 am, a Shia Procession will be taken out from Markazi Imambargah Liaquatabad. This procession will first go to Martin Road, Imambargah and thereafter it will come to Nishtar Park where majlis will be held. At about 1200 noon the procession will be taken out from Nishtar Park for Iranian Hussainia Imambargah, Kharadar via Nishtar Park, Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto Road, Father Jaminis Road, Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khurasan MA Jinnah Road, Mansfield Street Preedy Street , again MA Jinnah Road Boulton Market, Bombay Bazar, Kharadar Nawab Mahabat Khanji Road to Hussainia Iranian Imambargah.

On the 10th Muharram, a large Majlis will be held at Nishtar Park from 0730 hours to 0900 hours and a procession will proceed via route as per schedule of 9th Muharram’s procession.

During the procession from Nishtar Park all vehicular traffic coming from old city side will be diverted to Soldier Bazaar Road from junction MA Jinnah Road or Dr Dawood Pota Road, while all kind of traffic coming from Nazimabad will be diverted from Lasbella Chowck towards Nishter Road and Karachi Zoological Park.

All kind of traffic coming from Liaquatabad side will be diverted on Martin Road towards Jail side. These vehicles will be permitted to proceed up to Jail and shall then proceed via Jamshed Road, Dada Bhoy Noorji Road, Kashmir Road, Shahra-e-Quaideen, Shara-e-Faisal, Lucky Star, Sarwar Shaheed Road, Faware Chowk, Shaheen Complex to Chundrigar Road.

Traffic coming from Stadium Road shall proceed via New MA Jinnah Roadand would be diverted at Dada Bhoy Noorji Road towards Kashmir Road, Society Light Signal, Shara-e-Quaideen to Shara-e-Faisal.

Traffic will not be allowed to proceed towards the route of the procession from Guru Mandir (Roundabout). These vehicles shall be diverted on to Bahadur Yar Jang Road and again onto Khan Bahadur Naqi Muhammad Khan Road. Under no circumstances these vehicles shall be permitted to proceed along Soldier Bazar Road from the junction of Khan Bahadur Naqi Muhammad Khan Road/Bahadur Yar Jan Road.

Traffic coming towards Quaid-e-Azam Mazar via MA Jinnah Road will be diverted towards Bahadur Yar Jang Road while traffic will be allowed to proceed towards Old Exhibition under any circumstances.

Traffic going towards Saddar and other Colonies will not be allowed to proceed towards Empress Market from the junction of (1) Preedy Street/MA Jinnah Road, (2) Court Road Chowk and (4) Fresko Chowk when the head of the procession reaches near the crossing of MA Jinnah Road/Mansfield street.

On 10th Muharram all the vehicular Traffic coming from Kemari side will be diverted towards Shereen Jinnah via Musan Road and similarly all the vehicular Traffic coming from West Wharf & Mauripur side will not be allowed after ICI Chowk.

On 9th/10th Muharram Tazia procession will be carried out throughout the City. The following Traffic arrangement will be made:-

All Buses approaching Saddar from Jamshed Road side will not be permitted to come towards Mansfield street after 2200 hours and these vehicles will be linked onto MA Jinnah Road.

Similarly, buses coming towards Saddar to go to residential colonies via Shahra-e-Liaquat, Empress Market will be diverted onto Muhammad Bin Qasim Road/MA Jinnah Road and vehicles going to Malir and Shahra-e-Faisal will be diverted onto court Road, Moulana Wafai Road, AH Road, MW Road to Shahra-e-Faisal.

 All buses coming towards Saddar from Korangi side will be diverted back from the junction of Mansfield street/Rafiqui Shaheed Road/ Sarwar Shaheed Road (Lucky Star).

Preedy Street MA Jinnah Road, Mansfield Street and Shahra-e-Iraq will be closed for all vehicles by 2000 hours of earlier if needed. The residents of the Area will be permitted to reach to their residences.

No vehicles would be allowed to come on the procession route including Agha Khan Road, Dalumal Chela Ram Road, Mir Muhammad Baluoch Road, and Shidi Village Road.