Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has devised a traffic plan for the Pakistan Day Parade to be held on 23rd March 2018. According to ITP, the inflow of heavy traffic will be stopped from 12.00 am to 2 pm for today, 21st March and 23rd March.
In order to avoid the congested areas and long waiting hours in traffic jams, follow the below mentioned comprehensive traffic plan.
Faizabad section will remain closed from 2 pm to 5 pm for all kinds of traffic for 19th, 21st, and 23rd March.
Light traffic coming from outside of Rawalpindi on GT Road will be diverted to Rawalpindi from Rawat T-Chowk. Islamabad Highway will remain closed for such traffic.
Islamabad Highway sections will be closed at the following locations from 2 pm to 5 pm for the above-mentioned dates.
- Zero Point to Faizabad.
- Khanna Pul to Faizabad.
- Murree Road from Rawal Dam Chowk to Faizabad.
Traffic coming from the airport will follow the following route.
- From Khanna Pul to Lehtrar Road to Park Road through Taramri Chowk. Then from there, traffic will move to Kashmir Highway via Rawal Dam Chowk.
Traffic heading to Rawalpindi Airport from Islamabad can use 9th Avenue, Murree Road and Rawal Road.
Traffic going to Murree via Motorway will use Kashmir Highway.
Airspace and Fight Timings
The timings for several commercial flights were also rescheduled due to the PAF rehearsals for Pakistan Day. According to a PIA representative, airspace is to remain closed from 12th March to 23rd for the following timings;
- Islamabad Airspace to remain closed from 8 am to 12.40 pm between 12th March and 23rd March.
- Islamabad Airspace to remain closed from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm between 12th March and 23rd March.