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Lahore’s City Traffic Police has unveiled a traffic arrangement strategy for the upcoming Asia Cricket Cup 2023, encompassing three One Day International (ODI) matches scheduled from September 3 to 6 at Gaddafi Stadium.  Lahore’s Chief Traffic Police Officer, Captain (retd) Mustansar Feroze, highlighted the comprehensive traffic preparations made to ensure the smooth execution of these matches in the city. Over 2,000 traffic personnel, including 10 deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) and 110 traffic inspectors, will be deployed, working under the supervision of key officers such as Superintendent of Police (SP) Sadar Malik Ikramullah, SP City Shahzad Khan, and SP Headquarters Sohail Fazil. Moreover, around 20 forklifts will also be in use to address issues related to improper parking.

Captain (retd) Feroze of Lahore also included that cricket enthusiasts will have the option to park their vehicles at Government College Gulberg, Liberty Parking, and LDA Plaza. Notably, upon the recent arrival of Afghanistan’s national cricket team in Pakistan, stringent security measures were put in place from the Lahore Airport to the hotel, all managed under the watch of CTO Feroze. He further specified that meticulous traffic plans have been established both from the hotel to Gaddafi Stadium and vice versa.

The roads will experience temporary closures during the arrival and departure of the teams, and these diversions will swiftly reopen for regular traffic,” he clarified. Additionally, Lahore’s key roads including Mall Road, Jail Road, Canal Road, Ferozepur Road, and Main Boulevard Gulberg Road will continue to operate as usual, he stated. The CTO emphasized that, as outlined in the traffic strategy, cricket fans arriving from Mall Road, Jail Road, and Canal Road will access the college via the main gate from Ferozepur Road. Citizens will also receive traffic updates through platforms like Rasta App, Rasta FM 88.6, and social media channels. The tournament’s inaugural match is scheduled for August 30 at Multan Cricket Stadium.