Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 23
The Delhi Police have issued an advisory stating people will be allowed to watch the Republic Day parade at Rajpath “strictly on the production of an invitation card or a ticket”. They also said those below 15 years of age would not be allowed at the event.
“This year, Entry to RDC-2021 will be strictly through Invitation Card/Ticket only! All those, who don’t have valid Invitation Card/Ticket are advised to watch live programme at home. Children below 15 years age are not allowed to RDC-2021 at Rajpath,” the Delhi Police said in a tweet, maintaining there would be “no free entry to the programme this year”.
In another tweet, the police instructed the invitees not to carry bags, briefcases, pins, eatables, cameras, binoculars, handicams and electronic gadgets like iPads, iPods, palm-top computers, laptops, computers, tablet computers, power-banks and digital diaries.
The invitees have also been advised not to carry remote-controlled car keys (will be deposited at the facilitation counter), arms and ammunition, thermos flasks, water bottles, cigarettes, matchboxes, lighters, knives, razors, scissors, blades, wire pluckers, screwdrivers, alcohol, perfume spray, cans, daggers, swords, sharp-edged materials, fireworks, inflammable items, umbrellas, replica firearms or toy guns, tear guns, stun guns and explosives in any form.
The national capital has been brought under an unprecedented ground-to-air security cover, with thousands of armed personnel keeping a tight vigil in view of the Republic Day celebrations. Patrolling has been intensified in the busy market areas of the city.
Security has been tightened at the border areas in view of a proposed tractor parade by farmers agitating against the Centre’s new farm laws.