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What routes to take and avoid during IDEAS 2018 in Karachi

The police have issued a traffic plan for the four-day event at the Expo Centre

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 25, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Nov 25, 2018 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

The traffic police have issued a traffic plan for the 10th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2018 set to begin in Karachi on November 27.

The four-day event, at the Expo Centre in Karachi is exclusively for trade visitors and official defence delegates. It showcases the latest technology in defence equipment.

This year, a delegation from the United States is also expected to participate in the event. Brigadier Waheed Mumtaz, director of coordination, said that Russian two fighter jets will be on display at IDEAS 2018. He also confirmed that a special American delegation will attend the exhibition.

There will be 262 high-level delegations from 51 countries attending the event and 522 exhibitors stalls will be set up. China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Jordon, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, and the US are establishing their exclusive country pavilions at the expo.

Traffic plan

Over 300 traffic policemen will be deployed during the expo. University Road will be open for traffic throughout the four-day exhibition.

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However, traffic from Hassan Square to the National Stadium will be closed from 7am on November 27. The roads from Dalmia to Karsaz and New Town will remain open but the Hassan Square Flyover will be closed.

Traffic coming from Liaquatabad will be diverted towards University Road. To avoid traffic, you can use Sharae Pakistan, Sharae Faisal, Rashid Minhas Road and Shaheed-e-Millat.

Heavy traffic will not be allowed to use the road from Nipa to Millennium Mall and Karsaz to Hassan Square.

Parking around the Expo Centre is not allowed and residents of the area will only be allowed to enter by showing their ID cards.
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