KARACHI: The main procession of Youm-e-Ali will be taken out from Nishtar Park which will end at Imam Bargah Hussainia Irania after marching through its conventional route of the city.
As many as 16,000 personnel of the Sindh police will be deployed for the security of the procession.
Policemen will be present on all search points, building rooftops, hospitals and a command and control centre will monitor the procession.
Cleanliness work has been completed on the route of the main Youm-e-Ali procession, according to a press statement from the Sindh Solid Waste Management Board (SSWMB).
The sanitary staff will be present at the procession, and the surroundings of mosques and Imambargahs have been cleaned.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shallwani held a meeting to review the arrangements for security, development works and facilities to be provided to the main procession on Youm-e-Ali.
What routes can you take?
As soon as the procession starts from Nishtar Park, all traffic will be directed towards Solider Bazar, Coast Guard to Jubilee and Garden Zoo.
Traffic coming from Nazimabad will be diverted from Lasbella towards Nishtar Road and Garden Zoo.
People coming from Liaqatabad will be diverted to Martin Road towards the jail side after which they will proceed via Jamshed Road.
Vehicles coming from Stadium Road shall proceed via New MA Jinnah Road. Traffic coming from Superhighway/ Gulberg will be diverted from Liaquatabad No.10 towards No 2 Nazimabad and then proceed via the Habib Bank flyover, Estate Avenue Road, Sher Shah to Mauripur Road.
Traffic approaching Numaish via Shahrae Quaideen won’t be allowed to proceed from the roundabout. It will be diverted to Ayesha Aziz Chowrangi towards Kashmir Road.
Traffic going towards Saddar won’t be allowed to proceed towards Empress Market. Similarly traffic coming in from MA Jinnah Road to Saddar won’t be allowed to proceed from adjoining junctions.