Rawalpindi - Heavy traffic will not be allowed into Rawalpindi city Monday in connection with security arrangements with Pakistan Day Parade.

According to a Rawalpindi police spokesman, heavy traffic coming from Lahore and Murree via GT Road and Murree Road will be stopped to enter the city.

Under the traffic plan issued by the city traffic police, Faizabad will be closed and all vehicles going towards Islamabad will be diverted to the Cricket Stadium Road. Heavy vehicles, including buses, trucks and trailers, coming from Lahore will be stopped at Gujrat, Kharian, Jhelum and Rawat. Public transport vehicles coming from Murree will not be allowed to move towards the capital city from Lower Topa, Satra Mile toll plaza. Some 400 traffic wardens and officers will be deployed on March 23 to regulate traffic on city roads.

All the traffic on Murree Road towards Islamabad will be directed to use diversion point of Double Road Chowk and through 9th Avenue will enter Islamabad.

Whereas, the traffic coming from Koral Chowk will use Khanna Pull Service Road to entre Islamabad, after passing through Shamsabad via Double Road and 9th Avenue.

The spokesman said the Motorway and National Highway Police had been requested not to allow heavy traffic coming from Peshawar to enter the city and should be stopped at Attock bridge, Harow bridge, Margalla, Taxila and Chungi No. 26.