The preparations for the grand celebration of 75th Republic Day are in full swing in New Delhi. The final dress rehearsals for the annual R-Day parade are taking place and Delhi Police has issued traffic advisories and other restrictions for the upcoming days. There is a rise in security checks throughout the city, especially in public spaces like metro stations, along with airspace restrictions for 11 days this month. Furthermore, there are traffic diversions in many areas as well as a prohibition on drones in the Capital till Republic Day. Scroll on for all the details about these advisories and restrictions.
Traffic Diversions & Flight Curbs As Delhi Prepares For R-Day Parade
Ahead of the Republic Day celebrations in Delhi, there have been a few advisories and restrictions issued by the concerned authorities in the city. In a statement issued by Delhi International Airport Limited, there will be no flight operations at Delhi Airport between 10:20 AM and 12:45 PM from January 19 to January 26. Also, there are airspace curbs scheduled across Delhi from January 19 to January 25. There are additional restrictions from January 26 to January 29.
As for traffic diversions, Delhi Police issued an advisory restricting movements in some areas. These restrictions are applicable at Kartavya Path-Rafi Marg Crossing, Kartavya Path-Janpath Crossing, Kartavya Path-Mansingh Road Crossing, and Kartavya Path-C Hexagon. The restriction time is from 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. People are advised to follow real-time traffic updates that will be shared by police personnel to travel with ease.
More Security Checks In Delhi For 75th Republic Day Celebration
There are heightened security checks at all public places in Delhi right now and will continue till January 27. More CISF personnel have been deployed at metro stations across Delhi. These extensive security checks are likely to prolong travel time for the passengers. That’s why, DMRC has issued an advisory for passengers to plan their journeys accordingly.
Furthermore, Delhi Police has also prohibited drone usage for security reasons in the Capital. People are prohibited from flying sub-conventional aerial platforms like paragliders, paramotors, hang gliders, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). This restriction will go on till February 15, 2024.
Please keep these restrictions in mind while moving around the city. Anyway, are you excited for this year’s parade?
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