ISLAMABAD - In a bid to keep the traffic flow smooth during 8th and 9th of Muharram, chief of Islamabad Traffic Police on Thursday told the media that a special traffic plan has been devised for the capital city to divert the traffic from routes where processions will pass on 8th and 9th day of Muharram.

According to a press note issued from office of Senior Superintendent Islamabad Traffic Police, a special diversion plan will facilitate the commuters in view of Muharram processions such that alternate routes for traffic have been pointed out. In addition, parking of vehicles and presence of all types of carts on the passages of the processions have been banned.

The traffic plan was constituted keeping in view the traffic situation in city while head of ITP Dr Moeen Masood approved it while chairing a special meeting held in premises of traffic headquarters on Thursday. DSPs of all zones and Inspectors participated in the meeting.

According to the press note, the meeting approved duties of personnel with reference to the procession going to originate from Jamia Murtaza, G-9/4, on 8th day of Muharram and from Central Imam Bargah, Asna Ashri, Sector G-6, on 9th Muharram were finalised.

It is important to mention here that procession streaming from Jamia Murtaza, Sector G-9/4 will conclude at Imam Bargah, Imam As-Sadiq, Sector G-9/2. The areas including Street 54 of Sector G-9/4, Rohtas Road, Kashmir Highway, Double Road Sector G-10, Sawan Road, Ibn-e-Sina Road, and Street 11 of G-9/2, will remain closed for all types of traffic.

Similarly, Luqman Hakeem Road, Poly Clinic Chowk, Fazl-e-Haq Road, Kulsoom Plaza Chowk, 7th Avenue, Iqbal Hall Chowk, Lal Masjid Chowk, and GPO Chowk will remain closed for all kinds of traffic, with regard to the procession of 9th Muharram going to originate from Imam Bargah, Asna Ashri.