Republic Day celebrations: Tight security in Delhi
In view of high alert across the country ahead of the Republic Day, security has been heightened in the city including at metro and railway stations and bus stands and varius other public places.
A Para Military Force soldier stands guard at Rajpath on the occassion of Republic Day celebration in New Delhi on Monday (January 25). (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)
Security at metro stations, bus stands, railway stations has been stepped up and mock-drills are also being conducted at various malls in the city and Sahibabad to assess the preparedness of the security forces, Superintendent of Police (City) Ajay Pal Sharma said.
Delhi Police Commando stand alert at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)
Sharma further added that police check-posts and bunkers are also erected to check all vehicles passing through the interstate borders like the Delhi-UP borders, at four places in the district, and they will be sealed 24 hours prior to the Republic Day parade.
An armed policeman stand guard at Rajpath in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)
The identities of persons travelling in light and heavy vehicles will be verified. Their vehicles will also be searched by the security forces. The movement of heavy vehicles across the border will be stopped from Monday midnight, police said.
Security personnel guard the area near Rajpath ahead of Republic Day in New Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)
Metro station vehicle parking at Vaishali and Kaushambi will be closed from 2 pm onwards on January 25 till 2 pm on January 26.
Security has been tightened around the capital as well as across the country ahead of Republic Day celebrations.