Security arrangements for Beating retreat ceremony

Last Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 21:26

New Delhi: Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the Beating the Retreat ceremony here on Tuesday, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations.

Bands from Army, Navy and Air Force will play various military tunes at the ceremony which will be held at Vijay Chowk.

Vijay Chowk will remain closed to traffic between 4 pm and 9:30 pm tomorrow and day after, while DTC and private buses which pass through Vijay Chowk will be diverted.

President Pranab Mukherjee will be the chief guest of the function.

"Vijay Chowk will remain closed for general traffic," a senior police official said, adding that Rajpath, between Vijay Chowk and C-Hexagon at India Gate, will be open only for pedestrians.

Metro stations in and around Rajpath will be closed from 3 PM to 6.30 PM.


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First Published: Monday, January 28, 2013 - 21:26

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