ITP issues traffic alert

Police said security is on high alert, additional deployment has been ensured


APP October 31, 2021
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ISLAMABAD:

Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has issued a `traffic alert' for citizens to avoid inconvenience ahead of the banned outfit’s planned long march on the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

According to the police spokesperson, roads and avenues are completely open from both sides of traffic including Islamabad Expressway, Lehtrar road, Peshawar road, Srinagar Highway, Jinnah Avenue, Margallah road, Constitution Avenue, Attaturk Avenue, 7th avenue, Faisal Avenue, 9th Avenue and Faqeer Api road. However, few roads are partially closed in Capital.

The spokesperson said that the IJP Road is closed towards Stadium Road and towards Faizabad at the 9th Avenue signal. Alternatively, traffic is diverted to 9th Avenue and IJP Road.

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He said that Murree Road is closed for both sides from Faiz ul Islam Stop till Rawal Dam Chowk. Traffic from Rawal Dam Chowk is diverted to Srinagar Highway which can be further used to reach Rawalpindi via 9th Avenue and IJP Road.

Similarly, he said that Lehtrar Road can be used to reach Islamabad Expressway. Meanwhile, police said that security is also on high alert in the city and additional deployment has been ensured at important points.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 31st, 2021.

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