High-security arrangements and mandatory adherence to social distancing norms are in place for the 74th Independence Day at the Mughal-era Red Fort. A security ring will be placed around the Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation. The ring includes NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos, and kite catchers.
As many as 300 cameras have been installed for security and their footage is being monitored round the clock, a report said. Around 4,000 security personnel will stand in adherence to social distancing norms at the Red Fort.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways) Harendra Kumar Singh said that the security personnel have been deployed at railways stations and along the tracks, as there will be no movement of trains from 6.45 am to 8.45 am on Independence Day on particular tracks near the Red Fort.
Yesterday, a full-dress rehearsal of the 74th Independence Day was held at the Red Fort while the forces from the Army, Navy, and Air Force marched across the Mughal-era structure.
The security arrangements were strict while traffic restrictions were imposed during the rehearsal. The Red Fort has been closed for the public ahead of the celebrations of India’s 74th Independence Day. Meanwhile, the police has been asked to keep an eye on the sky to ensure that no stray kites are seen in the areas near the Red Fort.