Friday Nov 18 2022

Shahrah-e-Faisal to be temporarily closed from 12-4am as IDEAS 2022 ends

A file photograph of a traffic jam on Karachis Shahrah-e-Faisal on Aug. 12, 2016. — AFP
A file photograph of a traffic jam on Karachi's Shahrah-e-Faisal on Aug. 12, 2016. — AFP

  • Karachi's main artery to close tonight due to IDEAS 2022's end.
  • Shahrah-e-Faisal and Karsaz Road to be closed following security traffic movement.
  • Traffic police suggests use of alternate routes for airport.

KARACHI: Shahrah-e-Faisal and Karsaz Roads to be temporarily closed for traffic from 12am (November 19) until 4am due to security reasons and important transportation following the conclusion of the International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2022 which was held in Karachi.

According to the traffic police, the city's main road Shahrah-e-Faisal from the Karsaz flyover till Drigh Road, as well as Karsaz Road and Sir Shah Suleman Road at Hassan Square will be temporarily closed for all kinds of traffic at both sides from 12am till 04am to ensure duty for security traffic movement for IDEAS 2022.

The traffic police said that citizens going toward the airport from Defence, Clifton, and Saddar during this time can opt for the University Road or Korangi Road route.

These routes will be opened again in the morning, as per the traffic police.

The traffic police has asked citizens to call on its helpline 1915 for more information or in case of any problem.