This year, access is based on the QR code on passes. According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Pranav Tayal, no one would be admitted without a valid pass or ticket. More than 150 CCTV cameras have been installed and some of them also have the facial recognition system, the DCP said.
The center said on Sunday that colorful scenes from 17 states and union territories, including Assam, Maharshatra, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, depicting the country’s “rich cultural heritage, economic progress and strong internal and external security” revamped Kartavya pad will roll during the Republic Day Celebration on January 26, with ‘Nari Shakti’ as the theme for most of the floats.
A red alert was sounded across Punjab and on Wednesday all interstate borders were sealed to ensure foolproof security for Republic Day, while sniffer dog units and explosive ordnance disposal squads decontaminated vulnerable places in neighboring Haryana, officials said.
Vehicles entering the two states are thoroughly checked. Police personnel are closely monitoring sensitive locations to maintain law and order ahead of Republic Day celebrations on Thursday, they said.
At the direction of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, a red alert has been sounded across Punjab to ensure peaceful Republic Day celebrations in the border state, an official statement said.
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