Highlights

  • Republic Day parade to begin at 10.30 am instead of 10 am
  • Parade deferred due to predictions of a foggy weather
  • Only 5,000-8,000 people will be allowed to attend the parade

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Republic Day parade to start 30 mins later this year

The number of people that would be allowed to attend the Republic Day parade this year would be curtailed by 70-80 per cent to approximately 5,000-8,000

The Republic Day parade will begin at 10.30 am this year instead of 10am to avoid foggy weather, according to a report by NDTV.

The report stated that the Defence Ministry has deferred the parade timings by 30 minutes for better visibility as there predictions of a foggy weather.

10 large LED screen will also be placed on either side for benefit of the spectators.

The number of people that would be allowed to attend the Republic Day parade this year would be curtailed by 70-80 per cent to approximately 5,000-8,000 due to the ongoing wave of Covid-19, senior officials of the defence ministry said on Tuesday.

Approximately 25,000 people were allowed to attend the last year's parade. Moreover, the decision on whether chief guests will come or not for this year's parade is yet to be taken by the Ministry of External Affairs, the officials mentioned. There was no chief guest at the parade last year.

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