Karachi Traffic Police has issued the traffic plan & alternate routes for 10th International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2018 which is a four day event.
IDEAS 2018 the international arms exhibition will be held in Expo Centre Karachi from 27th November (Tuesday) till 30th November (Friday).
As many international delegations are part of the expo the security will be increased for the city with many roads and flyovers being closed, to avoid traffic problems alternate route & plan was revealed and 300 traffic policemen are deployed.
According to DIG Traffic Javed Mahar the road from National Stadium Flyover to Hassan Square will be blocked on both ways for traffic from 7 AM till 6 PM.
Cars with special stickers for the expo will be allowed from Stadium Road to Karachi Expo Center. Residents of the area will also be allowed to use these roads after showing their CNIC.
Roads leading towards Expo will be blocked from 0700 hrs to 1800 hrs
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University Road will be open for traffic but heavy vehicles will not be allowed to avoid traffic problems on the road.
According to Traffic Police no heavy vehicles will be allowed towards National Stadium. They can use alternate routes from Liaquatabad no. 10, Millennium Mall, Nipa Chowrangi and Karsaz.
Parking area has been established near National Stadium, National Coaching Center, Civic Center and Expo Center. No cars will be allowed to be parked on any route of Expo Centre Karachi.
DIG Traffic asked citizens to cooperate with traffic police during the international arms expo which is considered the biggest expo of Pakistan.
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262 high delegations from 52 countries will participate in IDEAS 2018 with exclusive country pavilions by:
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
In total 522 exhibition stalls will be established in the exhibition.
It is the 10th international IDEAS Exhibition which is held biennially for defence and arms industry.
Arms manufactures from different parts of the world attend the event to exhibit their latest technology, that’s why the event is exclusive for trade visitors & high official delegates.
Stalls are available for corporations related to the exhibition for which registration and booking is completed weeks before the start of the event.
As this is an exclusive event passes are not available for sale or purchase like other exhibitions.
Asia is one of the largest market for Defence Products which increases the importance of this event.
Seminars are also part of IDEAS 2018 in which chief guest will be General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).
This year Russian fighter jets will also be on display for the first time, previously JF-17 were also displayed in the exhibition.
It is considered among world top arms exhibition where armaments, arms, ammunition and other defense products are displayed by manufacturers.
It is considered the backbone of Pakistan’s defense industry. IDEAS Exhibition is being held in Karachi from many years.
For more details and information visit the official website of IDEAS 2018.