The most-awaited league of the year is to kick-off today! Pakistan Super League (PSL)’s 5th edition will commence tonight.
A grand ceremony will take place at the National Stadium in Karachi followed by the first match between defending champions Quetta Gladiators and previous champions Islamabad United.
The matches in the National Stadium Karachi (NSK) will be played on February 20 – 23 and March 12 – 17 for which the traffic management plan was formulated to facilitate the citizens.
In order for everyone’s convenience, Karachi Police has issued a traffic plan that will help those who will be traveling on the roads during the matches. Whereas those heading to the National Stadium can park their vehicles at designated parking spots after showing their tickets and CNIC.
Visitors will be provided parking facilities in the notified parking sites, including Urdu University Ground, Gharib Nawaz Football Stadium near Millennium Mall, Expo Center and Rana Liaquat Girls College opposite Aga Khan Hospital Stadium Road.
Parking and Routes
Those coming from central and west districts such as Liaquatabad No 10 can use Hassan Square, take a left at University Road and park their vehicles at Expo Centre. From there, spectators will be taken to the stadium via a shuttle bus.
Malir and East Districts
Those commuting from Malir and East districts can use Safoora and NIPA while those traveling from Sohrab Goth via Gulshan Chowrangi can use Gulshan Chowrangi, take a left at University Road, AG Sindh U-Turn, then again University Road and park their vehicles. From there they will be shifted to the area adjacent to Expo Centre via shuttle bus.
Those traveling from East and Malir districts coming from Drigh Road via Shahrah-e-Faisal can use Drigh Road, take a right turn at Rashid Minhas Road, left turn to Millennium Mall and park their vehicles at the Gharib Nawaz Football Stadium near Millennium Mall. From there they will be shifted to Bahria University adjacent to the National Stadium via shuttle bus.
South, City, West and Korangi/Defence districts
Those commuting from South, City, West and Korangi/Defence districts and areas via Shahrah-e-Faisal can use Sharah-e-Faisal, Shahrah-e-Quaideen, Allah Wali Chowrangi, Society Light Signal, PP Chowrangi, University Road, Hassan Square, Baitul Mukaram U-turn, Expo Centre Gate 1 and then park their vehicles at Rana Liaquat Ali Khan Girls College from where they will go out from the Expo Centre Gate No 2 of the stadium or Shahrah-e-Faisal, Drigh Road, Rashid Minhas, NIPA, University Road to Expo Centre’s Gate No.1.
Nazimabad and Liaquatabad
Those traveling from Central and West districts coming from Nazimabad and Liaquatabad No10 can use Hassan Square, take a left towards University Road, Baitul Mukaram U-turn, Expo Centre Gate 1 and park their vehicles at the Expo Centre, KDA Club and China Ground from where they will go out from Expo Centre’s Gate No 2 for the stadium.
Karsaz: All kinds of traffic coming from Nursery shall not be permitted to proceed to Habib Ibrahim Rehmat Ullah Road towards Stadium (Sir Shah Suleman Road). These vehicles will be diverted towards Drigh Road, Sharea Faisal, left turn Rashid Minhas Road, Millennium to NIPA.
Millennium: All kinds of traffic coming from Rashid Minhas Road shall not be permitted to proceed towards the stadium.
These vehicles will be diverted towards NIPA, Askari-IV (Millennium), Drigh Road to Shahrah-e-Faisal or Millennium, NIPA to Safoora Chowrangi or NIPA to Gulshan Chowrangi to Sohrab Goth.
New Town Chowrangi: From University Road, all kinds of traffic shall not be permitted to proceed to Stadium Road from New Town Chowrangi turning. Traffic will be diverted towards Jail, Shaheed-e-Millat or straight towards PP Chowrangi. Public coming from Aga Khan Hospital and Liaquat National Hospital will be allowed from the New Town PS side.
University Road, Shaheed-e-Millat Road and Rashid Minhas Road will remain open for traffic. All commuters from Central, East, Malir, South and West can use the Lyari Expressway’s both sides from Mirza Adam Khan Chowk, Mauripur Road up to Sohrab Goth.
Heavy traffic will not be allowed from Sohrab Goth to Nipa, Liquatabad No 10 to Hassan Square, Peoples Chowrangi towards University road.
Traffic coming from Shahar-e-Faisal shall not be permitted to proceed towards Stadium.
These vehicles will be diverted towards NIPA, Askari-IV (Millennium), Drigh Road to Shara-e-Faisal or Millennium, NIPA to Safora Chowrangi or NIPA to Gulshan Chowrangi to Sohrab Goth.
Vehicles entering from University Road shall not be permitted to proceed towards Stadium Road from New Town Chowrangi turning and it will be diverted towards Jail Road, Shaheed-e-Millat or straight to Peoples Chowrangi.
Traffic coming to Aga Khan Hospital, Liaquat National Hospital will be allowed from New Town PS.
You can find the traffic plan here:
Stay safe and stay tuned to Brandsynario.
Source: GEO Super