Karachi traffic police, in collaboration with city administration, has issued the traffic plan for the metropolitan for the Pakistan Super League matches in Karachi.
The Pakistan-leg of the fourth edition of PSL is starting on Saturday, March 9 and will last till Sunday, March 17th. National Stadium will host all the matches.
According to the travel advisory issued, University Road will remain open during the PSL matches, but only for the people residing in the surrounding areas of the National Stadium. The residents are advised to keep their CNICs with them as proof.
Traffic will not be allowed on the main roads leading to the stadium from Karsaz and Millennium Mall, Dalmia Road.
Similarly, Sir Shah Muhammad Suleman Road from Hassan Square and New Town Police Station will also be closed for the general public, albeit, ambulances and patient attendants going towards Liaquat National and Aga Khan Hospital will be allowed via New Town Police Station route.
Traffic coming from Gulistan-e-Jauhar will take Drigh Road to Millennium Mall and then Nipa Chowrangi from Rashid Minhas Road.
However, the route leading to the University Road from Jail Chowrangi to Rashid Minhas and Shahra-e-Faisal will remain open for general traffic.
Commuters traveling from Liaquatabad and Ghareebabad to Hassan Square will be diverted towards Azizabad, while the traffic from Peoples Chowrangi to University Road will be blocked.
Roads at the backside of the National Stadium will also be closed for general public.
The administration has made a special arrangement for the cricket spectators coming to the stadium to watch PSL matches. Cricket fans are advised to bring their CNICs and match tickets to get an entry.
As many as five parking spaces have been reserved for the thousands of cricket spectators at National Stadium.
- University Road
- Hakeem Saeed Ground
- Sunday Market Ground
- Federal Urdu University Ground
- Expo Centre
From each parking space, a special shuttle bus service will take spectators to the stadium.
According to the city traffic police, as many as 2,000 traffic personnel will manage the traffic during the PSL games. Traffic DIG has appealed the public to avoid parking their vehicles on footpaths and roads.