RAWALPINDI, Sep 15 (APP): City Traffic Police here on Thursday issued a traffic plan for the Chehlum procession of Hazrat Imam Hussain (ra), to be observed on Sept 17 (Saturday), with the deployment of 250 traffic police personnel to regulate traffic and facilitate the road users.
According to Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi, Naveed Irshad, a total of 250 police personnel would be deployed to ease the traffic flow as well as to facilitate the mourners during Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (ra).


Total 12 Chehlum processions would be taken out in Rawalpindi city and other tehsils of the district. 12 diversion points would be set up in Rawalpindi city to ensure security and facilitate the motorists, he added.
The main procession of the Chehlum would emerge from Col. Imam Hussain Imambargah and pass through its traditional route. Traffic police would place diversions to facilitate the procession.
The entry of traffic from Committee Chowk, Iqbal Road would be banned as per security plan while a diversion would be placed at DAV Road and no vehicle would be allowed to move towards Fawara Chowk.
The traffic movement from Novelty Cinema Chowk to Kashmiri Bazaar would also be banned by traffic police, the CTO said adding, all the vehicles would be diverted towards transit camp.
A diversion would be placed at U-turn near Police Station City and all the vehicles would be directed towards Ganjmani so the commuters would be able to reach their destination while travelling on Ganjmani Road, Dhoke Hassu, Pirwadhai and Saddar.
He said all the vehicular traffic going to Shah Allah Ditta Road would be diverted towards Dhoke Dalal, TB Hospital, Pirwadhai and Asghar Mall Scheme. Similarly, there would be no traffic movement from Banni to Jamia Masjid Road during procession timing.
A diversion would be set up near Roshan Bakery from where the traffic would be diverted towards Saidpur Road, Circular Road and Murree Road.
The road users would also find a diversion at Hamilton Chowk and would reach their destinations while using Ganjmandi Road.
Traffic police would divert traffic from Chowk Bansanwala and no traffic movement would be allowed from Jamia Mosque Road, he said and informed that a diversion would also be established at Pir Chuha Chowk from where the traffic movement towards Imambargah Biltastania would also be banned.
He ordered the traffic police to remain vigilant during duty hours or else strict action would be taken against them.
He also advised the citizens to contact Traffic Police Helpline number 051-9272839 in case of any emergency and cooperate with traffic police to be deployed on city roads to ease traffic flow.

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