Special Correspondent, New Delhi: About 65 thousand people will participate in the Republic Day celebrations. Entry will be available only after scanning the QR code present on the pass and ticket at the check point of the parade venue. This is being done for the first time from the point of view of security. DCP Pranav Tayal of New Delhi district gave this information in a press briefing on Tuesday evening regarding the security arrangements for Republic Day. He said that as soon as the QR code is scanned, the complete details of the visitor will be in front of the security personnel. Only pass and ticket holders will be given entry to watch the parade. Around 7,000 Delhi Police personnel will be deployed around the parade site. Apart from this, there will be readiness of NSG commandos, paramilitary forces and other units. The venue and the surrounding area are being equipped with anti-drone system. Whose command will be in the hands of DRDO. Helpdesks set up in place
The DCP informed that more than 150 additional high definition CCTV cameras have been installed at the venue. People should not face any inconvenience and they can take entry to the auditorium from the right enclosure. For this, 24 helpdesks have been set up at various places. The high rise buildings of Connaught Place and Parade Route will be sealed from the night of 25th January itself. The inputs received by the security agencies. In view of this, Delhi Police and security agencies have made strict security arrangements.
Movement of trains will also be stopped on Tilak Bridge during the parade
In view of the security arrangements to be made for the Republic Day Parade, the movement of trains will also be temporarily closed on the Tilak Bridge in New Delhi on the morning of 26 January. Northern Railway has issued an advisory in this regard. It was told that on January 26, the service will be affected from 10:30 am to 12 noon. During this, 4 trains will be cancelled. These include New Delhi-Ghaziabad Special JCO, Palwal-Ghaziabad-Palwal Special JCO, Palwal-New Delhi Special JCO and Ghaziabad-New Delhi Special JCO.
Apart from this, routes of some trains will be diverted. The New Delhi-Ghaziabad EMU will run from New Delhi via Old Delhi, Shahdara and Sahibabad. Shakurbasti-Palwal EMU will be run via Patel Nagar-Safdarjung-Hazrat Nizamuddin. Delhi-Ghaziabad Special (Via Tilak Bridge) will be diverted via Shahdara-Sahibabad, if required. Dibrugarh Rajdhani and Dehradun-New Delhi Janshatabdi Express will be diverted via Sahibabad-Shahdara-Old Delhi-New Delhi. Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani, Sealdah-Bikaner Duronto Express and Ranchi-New Delhi Rajdhani will also be diverted via Sahibabad-Shahdara-Old Delhi-New Delhi, if required. Some trains will also be stopped and run. These include Sirsa-Tilak Bridge Express, New Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani, Jammu Tawi-Pune Jhelum Express, New Delhi-Banaras Kashi Vishwanath Express, New Delhi-Darbhanga Clone Special, Mumbai Central-Amritsar Paschim Express, Kanpur Central-New Delhi Shatabdi, Banaras- New Delhi Express and Islampur-New Delhi Magadh Express are included. Routes of more than 100 buses were also changed.
Due to the Republic Day parade, traffic movement will be stopped on the parade route and its surrounding roads from 4 am on January 26. These restrictions will remain in force till the end of the parade at the Red Fort in the afternoon. During this, routes of DTC and cluster buses will also be diverted from more than a dozen places. Bus services will be affected on more than 125 routes. In view of this, DTC has prepared a diversion plan, under which buses will be diverted from 4 am on January 26.
Hospital will remain on alert mode
Major hospitals in Delhi have also been put on alert mode to deal with any emergency situation during the Republic Day parade. These hospitals include AIIMS, RML, Lady Hardinge, LNJP and other hospitals. Nearest from Parade Route are RML and Lady Hardinge Hospital. That’s why they have been asked to be fully prepared. Separate preparations have also been made for VIP patients in these hospitals.
This time there is something special in the parade
This time, for the first time in the Republic Day parade, the army will also show the Nag missile system. It has been made by DRDO and it is an anti-tank guided missile system. Earlier it was demonstrated by DRDO when it was at the development stage, but now the Army will showcase it along with the rest of its weapons and equipment. Its user trials have been completed and it will soon join the army. This land version of Nag missile is completely indigenous. This missile has been installed in BMP-2 carrier and has been named as NAMICA i.e. Nag Missile Carrier. This is the third generation ATGM i.e. Anti Tank Guided Missile. It is based on the fire and forget top attack technique, that is, after setting the target, it will be fired, then it will accurately target any moving target. Its range is four kilometers. It is equipped with lock on technology i.e. once the missile is launched the target can be locked. Last year itself, the Defense Acquisition Committee has approved the purchase of a total of 13 named carriers and 443 Nag missiles. It will soon be a part of the Mechanized Infantry of the Army. Currently, the Indian Army is using the second generation French anti-tank guided missile, the Milan 2T. Apart from this, the Russian anti-tank guided missile Kankur is also with the army.