Delhi Metro to run normally on Independence Day, parking to remain closed: DMRC
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Tuesday issued a statement saying that all metro services will run as usual across the entire Delhi Metro Network on August 15 but the parking will be closed from 6 am on August 14 till 2 pm on August 15.
However, the DRMC said that the entry and exit at four stations of the Violet Line -- Lal Quila, Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate and ITO -- will be permitted from select entry and exit gates during the Independence day ceremony.
To facilitate people at Lal Quila station on Independence Day,additional ticket counters will be opened at Lal Quila and Jama Masjid Metro stations along with deployment of additional staff for guiding the additional rush after ceremony.
The Security has been tightened in the national capital ahead of Independence Day and in view of the Centre scrapping constitutional provisions that accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
A multi-layered security ring, including NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos and kite catchers, will be placed around the Red Fort, from where PM Modi will address the nation on the 73rd Independence Day.
The Delhi Traffic Police has also issued an advisory for the Independence Day function at the Red Fort and for its full dress rehearsal on Tuesday to ensure safe and smooth flow of vehicles across the city.
Special "spotters" of Delhi Police and the paramilitary force personnel will also be keeping an eye on parking areas. Sniffer dogs are also part of the extensive security deployment.
The venue, which will see the presence of senior ministers, top bureaucrats, foreign dignitaries and common people during the Prime Minister's address, will have multiple CCTV cameras. Roads leading to the Red Fort will also be under surveillance, police said.
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