Republic Day parade full dress rehearsal underway; traffic diverted
People are requested to plan their journey in advance and keep sufficient time in hand to avoid inconvenience.
The full-dress rehearsal parade for 72nd Republic Day on January 26 is underway on Saturday from Vijay Chowk to National Stadium.
This year, Republic Day parade will begin from Vijay Chowk and end at National Stadium, covering a distance of just 3.3 km instead of 8.2 km. As per tradition, Republic Day parade begins from Rashtrapati Bhavan and ends at India Gate.
Delhi Police have issued a traffic advisory for Saturday when a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade will take place as it restricted vehicular movement around central Delhi until the parade is over.
Traffic movement on certain roads leading to the parade's route will be restricted, and no traffic will be allowed on Vijay Chowk from 6 pm on January 22 till the rehearsal is over on January 23, Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Manish Kumar Agarwal said.
Vehicular movement is prohibited from Vijay Chowk, Rajpath, Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, Precision Palace, Tilak Marg, Radial Road, C Hexagon to National Stadium at Gate No.1, Rafi Marg, Janpath, Mansingh Road.
Metro Rail Service has remained available for commuters at all Metro Stations during the full Dress Rehearsal Ceremony. However, boarding/de-boarding at the Kendriya Sachivalaya, Udyog Bhawan from 5 am till noon on Saturday.