Mall Road to remain closed today for traffic

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LAHORE: Mall Road will remain closed for all types of traffic on Sunday (today) as part of smart lock down in the city today and citizens have been urged to remain home or use alternative roads for commuting.

Only cyclists and pedestrians will be able to use Mall Road.

Traffic police has set up barriers to close the road.

CTO Lahore has appealed to the citizens not to travel on Mall Road to avoid any inconvenience.

He said that the decision has been taken by the Punjab government in view of smog situation.

Today, all trade activities will also remain suspended while restaurants and cafes will be allowed to open at 4 pm.

Punjab govt smog lockdown notification: measures announced for cities including Lahore, Gujranwala

According to a notification, the markets and shops in six divisions of Punjab will remain closed on Sunday (today) as part of provincial government’s efforts to address the increasing levels of smog.

The closure will be enforced in Faisalabad, Sargodha, Multan, Sahiwal, Gujranwala and Hafizabad divisions of the province.

Meanwhile, pharmacies, bakeries, grocery stores, petrol pumps and utility stores will be exempted from the restrictions, it added.

The Punjab government, in its notification, also urged the citizens to masks while going out of the house.

Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city with a population of 11 million, continues to be either on top or among the top three most polluted cities due to large-scale smog.

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