Karachi: The city traffic police issued the route map for mourning processions for 9th and 10th Muharram of 1437 AH.
On Muharram 9, the mourning procession will begin from Markazi Imambargah in Liaquatabad at 9am. It will pass through Martin Road and then head toward the Nishtar Park.
Around noon, the procession will leave the Nishter Park and leave for the Iranian Hussainian Imambargah in Kharadar via the following route: Nishter Park, Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto Road, Father Jaminis Road, Mehfil-e-Shah-e-Khurasan, M.A. Jinnah Road, Mainsfield Street Preedy Street, again M.A. Jinnah Road, Boulton Market, Bombay Bazar, Kharadar, Nawab Mahabat Khanjee Road before finally reaching its destination.
On the night between 9th and 10th Muharram, a Tazia procession will be held for which all buses approaching Saddar from Jamshed Road side will proceed straight to the MA Jinnah Road and will not be permitted to come on Mansfield Street after 10pm.
Similarly, buses coming from the city side on Shahrah-e-Liaquat, bound for the colonies via the Empress Market, will be diverted to the Muhammad Bin Qasim Road/ MA Jinnah Road.
The buses going to Malir and Sharea Faisal will be diverted to Court Road, Moulana Wafai Road (old Stratchen Road), AH Road, MW Road and then to Sharea Faisal. All the buses coming from Korangi and going to Saddar will be diverted back from the junction of Mansfield Street/Rafiqui Shaheed Road/Sarwar Shaheed Road (Lucky Star).
The area around by Preedy Street, MA Jinnah Road, Mansfield Street and Shahrah-e-Iraq will be closed for all vehicles by 8pm, or earlier if need be.
All buses bound for Tower from Lea Market will use the following route: Agha Khan Road, Dalumal Chela Ram Road, Mir Mohammad Baluoch Road and Shidi Village Road.
The stretch of road between the junction of Nawab Mohabbat Khanji Road, Shidi Village Road, Aga Khan Road, Dalumel Cheala Ram Road, will be out of bounds for all public transportation.
On Muharram 10, a large Majlis will be held at Nishtar Park from 7:30am, followed by a mourning procession. All vehicular traffic coming from the city will be diverted to Soldier Bazaar Road from the junction of MA Jinnah Road/Dr Dawood Pota Road.
All traffic on Soldier Bazaar Road from its junction with Dr Dawood Pota Road, till its junction with Khan Bahadur Naqi Muhammad Khan Road will flow one way and all public buses and trucks coming from Nazimabad will be diverted to Nishtar Road towards the Zoological Garden for reaching their destinations.
All the public transport coming from Liaquatabad will be diverted to Martin Road towards the Jail Road.
These vehicles would be permitted to proceed to the Central Jail, and then proceed via Jamshed Road, Dada Bhoy Noorji Road, Kashmir Road, Shahra-e-Quaideen, Sharea Faisal to the Gora Qabristan and then via Mubarak Shaheed Road, Iqbal Shaheed Road, Lucky Star, Sarwar Shaheed Road, Dr Dawood Pota Road, Preedy Street to their normal route.
When the mourning procession reaches the junction of MA Jinnah Road/Mansfield Street, the vehicles shall proceed towards 602 EME workshop, Mubarak Shaheed Road, Lucky Star, Sarwar Shaheed Road, Fatima Jinnah Road, Moulana Wafai Road (Old Stratchen Road), Dr Ziauddin Ahmed Road, MA Jinnah Road till the situation permits for plying of vehicles diverted from I I Chundrigar Road and MR Kiyani Road.
Similarly, all public buses approaching the city from Stadium Road side shall proceed via New MA Jinnah Road and will be diverted to Dada Bhoy Noorji Road towards Kashmir Road from its junction with New MA Jinnah Road/Link Road, behind Quaid-e-Azam’s mausoleum.
All heavy traffic from the Superhighway would be diverted from Al-Azam Square towards Chowrangi No 2 of Nazimabad and will then proceed along Estate Avenue Road, Shershah to Mauripur Road.
All heavy traffic going to approaching the city from the National Highway side shall proceed via Rashid Minhas Road, Stadium Road, Sir Shah Muhammad Suleman Road, Hassan Square, Liaquatabad No 10, Nazimabad Chowrangi No 2, Manghopir Road, Estate Avenue Road, Shershah and Mauripur Road.
Meanwhile, cars will be allowed to proceed toward the procession from the Guru Mandir Roundabout.
The vehicles will then be diverted onto the Bahadur Yar Jang Road and again onto Khan Bahadur Naqi Muhammad Khan Road.
Neo Web Desk