Republic day security: Security has been tightened in several areas of the national capital in preparation for the 74th Republic Day celebrations.
Police personnel were seen thoroughly inspecting vehicles. Intersections are heavily barricaded, as are checkpoints with sniffer dogs and metal detectors.
This comes after Delhi Police arrested two terrorists in the national capital earlier this month with ties to foreign terror organisations.
Flying of sub-conventional and aerial platforms in the National Capital Territory of Delhi has been prohibited until further notice due to reports of threats from anti-social and terrorist elements to the Republic Day celebrations.
In an order issued on Monday, the Delhi Police Commissioner stated that some criminal and anti-social elements hostile to India may endanger the safety of the general public, dignitaries, and critical infrastructure.
According to the Delhi Police, approximately 65,000 people are expected to attend the parade on January 26, for which they can register using a QR code.
Only valid pass holders and ticket purchasers will be admitted.
In addition to the Delhi Police, approximately 6,000 jawans have been deployed for security for the January 26 parade, which includes paramilitary forces and the National Security Guard. The Kartavya Path will be monitored by approximately 150 CCTV cameras, including high-resolution cameras.
From the evening of January 25, the high-rise buildings surrounding the Kartavya Path and parade routes will be closed. Heavy vehicle entry will be prohibited in Delhi beginning Wednesday night. Heavy vehicles will be stopped at all Delhi borders. Heavy vehicles will not be permitted to enter the Ring Road in the direction of New Delhi at this time.
Only vehicles with passes will be permitted to enter these areas. Only after verifying the locals will entry be granted in the New Delhi district.
According to the Delhi Police, approximately 30,000 people will be able to watch the parade via the metro this time, with the Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan metro stations also open. This weekend, all metro stations will be open.