Ahead of 73rd Independence Day, the Delhi Metro has issued an advisory near old and central Delhi. Only selected gates at four Delhi Metro Violet Line stations will be open for entry and exit, the advisory said, adding that remaining services of the Delhi Metro Rail network will remain unaffected.
"The entry/exit at four stations of Violet Line - Lal Qila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and ITO will be permitted from select entry/exit gates during the ceremony time and some gates will remain closed at these stations owing to security considerations during this period," said an official statement from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
Parking services at metro stations will be closed from 6 am on August 14 (Wednesday) to 2 pm on August 15 (Thursday).
Additional staff will be deployed and more ticketing counters will be opened at Lal Qila and Jama Masjid metro stations to facilitate people movement.
Delhi traffic advisory on Independence Day:
According to Delhi traffic police, routes like Netaji Subhash Marg to Delhi Gate, GPO to Chatta Rail, SP Mukherjee Marg to Yamuna Bazar, Chandni Chauk to Red Fort, Dariyaganj to Ring Road and Link Road to Netaji Subhash Chand Marg will remain closed on August 15 from 4 am to 10 am.
India will be celebrating 73rd Independence Day on August 15 this year. The day is observed throughout India with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural events. It is a national holiday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation from Red Fort on this day.
(With inputs from ANI)