ITP issue traffic plan amid PTI’s long march

ISLAMABAD – The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) on Wednesday issued a traffic plan for the convenience of the general public ahead of PTI’s long march towards the capital.

The entry and exit points to the Red Zone have been closed at ‘Ayub Chowk’, ‘NADRA Chowk’, ‘Express Chowk’, and ‘Serena Chowk’. Those who wish to enter or exit the Red Zone can only use Margalla Roads.

Ataturk Avenue has been closed from Nazim-ud-Din T-Cross to Geo Chowk, advising the commuters to use 7th Avenue to reach their destinations.

Nazim-ud-Din Road has been closed from Zoom Petrol Pump to Ataturk Avenue and Jinnah Avenue has been blocked from China Chowk to Express Chowk. The commuters are advised to use Margallah Road as an alternative route. Murree Road is blocked from both sides of traffic towards Faizabad from Rawalpindi, the commuters can use Islamabad Expressway as an alternative route. Islamabad Expressway has been closed for incoming traffic to Islamabad at the Gulberg Green Bridge and the commuters are advised to use the Rawalpindi-Peshawar road to reach their destination.

The authorities have set up tight security measures across Islamabad’s sensitive points. The law enforcement agencies will also conduct security checks on the people travelling to or from the capital.

To meet any eventuality during the PTI Long March on May 25 in Islamabad, the city administration requested Capital Development Authority (CDA) to place eight ambulances along with Para Medical Staff at the disposal of Islamabad Police for further deployment as per the security plan.

Given the prevailing situation in Islamabad, the city administration has also ordered that no one with any weapon be seen in the close vicinity of any large gathering.

The armed personnel/bodyguards whether with public office holders/MNAs/MPAs or private persons were also ordered not to carry weapons or firearms inside revenue limits of Islamabad as Section 144 CrPC has been imposed by the authorities.

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