KARACHI: Local law enforcement authorities have blocked all routes to the popular Sea View with containers to impede New Year’s celebrations.
It merits a mention that Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah had earlier directed the divisional administration and police to keep the Sea View beach area open for public on New Year’s eve so that the visitors could enjoy.
However, he had demanded strict action against those carrying weapons, using narcotics and harassing visitors.
A ban has also been instated on aerial firing and swimming in the area. Traffic police have issued a diversion plan keeping in view mobs heading to the Bagh-e-Ibne Qasim and Sea View to celebrate the coming year.
According to Sindh Rangers, the paramilitary has finalised security measures, and the number of patrolling teams deployed in the area for snap checking has also been increased. Strict action will reportedly be taken against those who try to violate law and order.
In order to curb the risk of people drowning, picnicking on the beaches is prohibited and security measures are to be in able to avoid any accidents.
An extensive traffic plan for the city is reproduced below.
All vehicular traffic coming from Akhtar Colony via Express Way and Korangi will not be allowed to move towards Khayaban-e-Ittehad [for Sea View], but will be diverted to the following route: main Korangi Road, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Regent Chowk, Club Chowk, Hoshing Chowk, Teen Talwar, left turn Race Course Signal, Ch Khaleequz Zaman Rd, Gizri Bridge, Saudia Signal, right turn Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, McDonalds left Sea View, Village Restaurant, left turn Khayaban-e-Ittehad to their destination. Or Saudia Signal to Khayaban-e-Hafiz to Ittehad to their destination.
Similarly, all vehicular traffic coming from Nazimabad, Gulberg, Liaquatabad, Gulshan, New Karachi will use MA Jinnah Road, Garden Road, Zaibun Nissa Street, Avari Signal, Sindh Club Chowk, Hoshing Chowk, Teen Talwar, left turn Race Course Signal, Ch Khaleequz Zaman Rd, Gizri Bridge, Saudia Signal, right turn Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, McDonalds left Sea View, Village Restaurant, left turn Khayaban-e-Ittehad to their destination. Or Saudia Signal to Khayaban-e-Hafiz to Ittehad to their destination.
No traffic will be allowed from PIDC Chowk to Ziauddin Bridge towards Lilly Bridge, PIDC Chowk to Club (Club Road), Bilawal Chowrangi to Bahria Underpass, Teen Talwar to Do Talwar.
All heavy traffic coming from Maripur Road will not be allowed to move towards Mai Kolachi Road and will be diverted from Jinnah Bridge to reach their destination via Hub River Road and Sharea Pakistan. Small traffic will be allowed from Jinnah Bridge, towards MT Khan Road, PIDC, Shaheen Chowk, and onward Shahrah-e-Faisal.
No parking will be allowed on major roads such as Shahrah-e-Faisal, Abdullah Haroon Road, Dr Ziauddin Ahmed Road, Mai Kolachi Road, Korangi Road, MT Khan Road, and other major roads.