Multilayered safety preparations and a compulsory adherence to social distancing norms are in place for the 74th Independence Day celebrations on the Mughal-era Crimson Fort this yr. A safety ring, together with NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos and kite catchers, will probably be positioned across the Crimson Fort from the place Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deal with the nation.
Over 300 cameras have been put in for safety and their footage is being monitored around the clock, police stated. There will probably be round 4,000 safety personnel on the Crimson Fort and they’ll stand in adherence with social distancing norms.
The safety in and round railways stations has additionally been intensified.
“Safety personnel have been deployed at railways stations and alongside the tracks. There will probably be no motion of trains from 6.45 am to eight.45 am on Independence Day on explicit tracks close to the Crimson Fort as a result of VVIP motion,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways) Harendra Kumar Singh stated.
On Thursday morning, a full-dress rehearsal of the 74th Independence Day celebrations was held on the Crimson Fort.
Personnel from the Military, Navy and Air Drive marched throughout the Mughal-era construction.
The safety preparations have been stringent and there have been visitors restrictions in the course of the rehearsal. The Crimson Fort has already been closed for public forward of the Independence Day celebrations.
Police personnel have been requested to control the sky to make sure that no stray kites are seen within the areas across the Crimson Fort. Police have additionally been finishing up anti-sabotage checks, visiting lodges within the neighborhood searching for suspicious components, they stated.
The Delhi Site visitors Police had additionally issued an advisory for the Independence Day operate on the Crimson Fort to make sure secure and easy circulation of automobiles throughout the town.
Eight roads — Netaji Subhash Marg, Lothian Highway, SP Mukherjee Marg, Chandni Chowk Highway, Nishad Raj Marg, Esplanade Highway and its Hyperlink Highway to Netaji Subhash Marg, Ring Highway from Rajghat to ISBT and Outer Ring Highway from ISBT to IP flyover — will probably be closed for common public from Four am to 10 am.
Earlier, the Delhi Police had suggested invitees to chorus from attending the occasion it in the event that they skilled any COVID-19 symptom within the final two weeks and didn’t go for a take a look at.
The police had additionally requested them to observe COVID-related tips issued by the house and well being ministries in the course of the Independence Day celebrations.
Over 350 Delhi Police personnel, who will probably be a part of the guard of honour, have been quarantined as a precautionary measure. These personnel of the power of all ranks — from constable to deputy commissioner of police — have been quarantined at a newly constructed police colony in Delhi Cantonment.
Flying of sub-conventional aerial platforms like para-gliders, para-motors, cling gliders, UAVs, micro gentle plane, remotely piloted plane, scorching air balloons, small dimension powered plane, quadcopters or para-jumping from plane and many others. are prohibited over the jurisdiction of Nationwide Capital Territory of Delhi as much as August 15, police had stated.