Traffic advisory issued ahead of Republic Day parade

Traffic advisory issued ahead of Republic Day parade

The Delhi Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory in view of the full-dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade on Monday.

The full-dress rehearsal parade will start at 10: 30 pm on Monday from Vijay Chowk and proceed to Red Fort. The march will pass through Kartavya Path, C-Hexagon, roundabout statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Netaji Subhash Marg, ANI reported.

In its advisory, the Delhi Police has barred traffic on the Kartavya Path from Vijay Chowk to India Gate from 6 pm on Sunday to the end of the parade on Monday.

There is no cross-traffic on Kartavya Path at Rafi Marg, Janpath and Man Singh Road from 11 pm on Sunday until the parade ends, the advisory said.

The parade crosses Tilak Marg on Monday, and the C-Hexagon-India Gate will be closed from 9.15 am, it said, adding that vehicular movement will not be allowed from both sides of the Tilak Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg and Subhash Marg.

It advised travellers to plan their journey in advance and avoid the route of parade, from 0930 hours to 1300 hours, for their own convenience. The advisory asked commuters to use metro instead while planning their journey in and around New Delhi.

This year, a total of 23 tableaux 17 from states and Union Territories and six from various ministries and departments depicting India's vibrant cultural heritage, economic and social progress will be part of the ceremonial parade, Defence Ministry officials said on Sunday.

The 74th Republic Day parade will take place on January 26th in the newly reconstructed Central Vista avenue.

Thirty-two officers and 166 cadets from 19 countries will participate in the 74th Republic Day celebrations. Around 42,000 people are expected to attend the R-Day celebrations this year.

Invites from all walks of society have been sent this year, such as Shramyogis who have been involved in the construction of Central Vista, Kartvya Path, New Parliament Building, milk, vegetable vendors, and street vendors, among others. These special invitees will be seated prominently at Kartvya Path.