New Delhi: Elaborate security and traffic
arrangements have been made for the Beating the Retreat
ceremony on Sunday marking the end of Republic Day
Several bands from Army, Navy and Air Force will play
military tunes at the ceremony to be held in Vijay Chowk.
Vijay Chowk will remain closed for traffic between 4 pm
and 9:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday. DTC and Blueline buses which
pass through Vijay Chowk in their normal routes will be
President Pratibha Patil will be the chief guest of the
Traffic will not be allowed on Rafi Marg between round-
abouts of Sunehri Masjid and Krishi Bhawan, Raisina Road from
Krishi Bhawan round-about towards Vijay Chowk, beyond round-
abouts of Dalhousie Road, Krishna Menon Marg and Sunehri
Masjid towards Vijay Chowk and on Rajpath between Vijay Chowk
and C- Hexagon of India Gates.
"Vijay Chowk will remain closed for general traffic.
Rajpath between Vijay Chowk and C-Hexagon at India Gate will
be totally pedestrianised," said Satyendra Garg, Joint
Commissioner of Police (Traffic).
Parking will be available for those coming to see
illumination behind the water channels between Rafi Marg and
City buses will be diverted from their normal routes from
4 pm hours to 9:30 pm to facilitate the vehicles of invitees
and spectators and to avoid traffic congestion on roads around
the venue of the function.