Important information for Delhi-NCR people: Many metro stations will have to be closed for some time on January 26, here is full information
In view of the Republic Day parade, services of Delhi Metro will be partially banned in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Tuesday, January 26. Entry and exit at the Central Secretariat station will remain closed till 12 noon. According to DMRC, this station will be used for the interchange of line 2 and line 6 passengers at that time.
Services on the Huda City Center-Samipur Badli metro line will be partially regulated on January 26. According to the statement, the entry from Udyog Bhavan metro station will remain closed till the parade is over. Also, entry at Patel Chowk Metro Station and Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station will be closed from 8:45 am to 12 noon.
DMRC said in a statement that all Metro parking lots will be closed from 6 am to 2 pm on January 25. This step looks at the security arrangements taken there.
India is all set to showcase its military prowess on the Rajpath during the parade. However, this year the Republic Day parade will be very different from that of the previous year due to the corona epidemic. This year the parade will be held without the presence of the chief guest. Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson initially accepted India’s invitation to be the chief guest, but the outbreak of the epidemic worsened as the Corona’s new strains surfaced in the United Kingdom and the trip was canceled. Earlier in 1952, 1953 and 1966 there were no chief guests during the Republic Day Parade.
In the wake of the epidemic, only 25,000 spectators will witness the Republic Day parade. Last year, around 1,50,000 viewers were allowed. The number of media persons has also been reduced from 300 to 200. This year, the Republic Day parade will end near the National Stadium instead of heading to the Red Fort. The distance has also been reduced by 50 per cent for March.