The metro bus service to remain partially suspended in Rawalpindi during the cricket match. The bus service between Rawalpindi and Islamabad would remain suspended from 9am to 10:30am and from 4pm to 6pm from Thursday until the 15th of December as part of the security arrangements for the cricket test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Rawalpindi.
Shamila Mohsin—the Manager Operation of the Punjab Mass Transit Authority Rawalpindi-Islamabad told local media that the bus service would not be suspended for the entire day as it would only be closed partially.
The previous schedule for the closure of the bus service was changed on Monday and it is anticipated to be reshuffled in accordance with the security situation during the cricket match.
The Sri Lankan cricket team reached the Islamabad International Airport on Monday for playing a 2-match test series.
As per a senior security official, police have asked the Punjab home department for providing helicopters for the air surveillance of the cricket stadium and its neighboring areas.
Besides that, the traders and the shopkeepers of the various commercial areas alongside the stadium road expressed concerns over the closure of the market during the match.
The Sri Lankan cricket team has been provided foolproof security. The security personnel would be deployed inside and outside the cricket stadium and all the people entering the ground would be subjected to body search and bio-metric verification.
The Chief Traffic Officer said that strict action would be taken against wrong parking and wardens had been instructed to lift the automobiles parked wrongly.
He has asked the motorists to cooperate fully with the traffic police for ensuring the smooth traffic flow during the match.
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