Today on the eve of 64th Republic Day, amid tight security has erupted as a blanket over national Capital with thousands of armed and police forces to prevent any possible terror or violence incident.
More than thousand of people across the country have presented in India Gate in New Delhi to be the part of Republic Day celebrations on 26 January, 2013.
The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Wangchuk, has been invited as the chief guest for the event.
The Republic Day ceremonies will start with colourful parade, the major attractive event, will march from Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Vice President Hamid Ansari, and the country’s top political and military brass will be presented on the celebrations. President Pranab Mukherjee will take the customary 21-gun salute in his first Republic Day as President.
He asked to work together for women safety, ensuring gender equality following the brutal rape and murder case of a 23-year-old medical student aboard a moving bus in Delhi in December 2012. Naxal violence, the Line of Control mutation incident and other economic reforms are the major issue which he discussed.
Sources said that, about 25,000 personnel including paramilitary forces and sharpshooters from the elite National Security Guards (NSG) with Mobile hit teams, anti-aircraft guns have deployed across the city to keep a close watch on the national celebrations.
As part of tight security with ensuring an incident-free celebration, nine stations of the Delhi Metro will be closed from 6.00 am to 12.30 pm including Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Race Course, Barakhamba Road, Mandi House, Pragati Maidan and Khan Market, sources said.
Restriction on vehicles entering on Rajpath has posted and no vehicles will move from Tilak Marg, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, Netaji Subhash Marg upto Red Fort.
Around 160 CCTVs between Rajpath and Red Fort have been deployed to make a visual tab, remove any terror strike incident, while helicopters of Indian Air Force have also on the route of parade.