Inauguration of the Nishan-e-Pakistan monument at Sea View on Friday evening became a bane for nearby residents as well as commuters using the main thoroughfare as security personnel cordoned off the area a day before the event.
The road between Sea View McDonald's and Khayaban-e-Bahria had been closed the entire day on Friday and was scheduled to reopen at 9pm.
According to the Karachi traffic police public relations officer, the road between Ghora [Horse] Chowrangi and Khayaban-e-Bahria was closed till 9pm. Commuters were asked to use alternate routes, he added.
The alternative route was from Khayaban-e-Shamsheer to Saba Avenue and Dolmen Mall to Ghora Chowrangi, and then towards Tauheed Commercial.
People working at corporate offices inside Dolmen Mall also had to face difficulties during their commute back home on Friday evening.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 30th, 2016.