New Year’s eve: Ban on aerial firing, swimming at Sea View

KARACHI: Law enforcement authorities on Monday placed a ban on aerial firing and swimming in the sea on New Year's eve to avoid any untoward incident. The local city administration has also decided to block all routes leading to Sea View with containers to curb the risk of people drowning at the beaches for New Year celebrations. A traffic diversion plan has been issued by the traffic police in anticipation of revellers heading to Bagh-e-Ibne Qasim and Sea View to usher in the New Year. A Sindh Rangers spokesperson said that the paramilitary has finalised security arrangements for New Year's eve tonight, under which it has increased the number of the patrolling team for snap checking. The spokesperson said that there will be a complete ban on aerial firing and display of weapons. The Rangers warned of strict against against violators of law and order. Sindh Chief Minister 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. However, he had demanded strict action against those carrying weapons, using narcotics and harassing visitors. Traffic plan 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.
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