Dress rehearsal for I-Day held at Red fort amid tight security

PTI, Aug 13, 2019, 5:07 PM IST

New Delhi: The full dress rehearsal for the Independence Day took place at the Red Fort on Tuesday amid tight security cover, officials said.

Defence personnel from the Army, Navy and the Air Force marched across the Mughal-era Red Fort while school children showcased their performance during the rehearsal.

A multi-layered security ring, including NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos and kite catchers, have been placed around the Red Fort, from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on the 73rd Independence Day.

This will be his first Independence Day address to the nation after he returned to power with a thumping majority in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls.

The Delhi Traffic Police had already issued an advisory for the Independence Day function at the Red Fort and for its full dress rehearsal on Tuesday to ensure smooth traffic movement across the city.

Metro train services will continue to run normally on August 15, with restrictions on entry and exit at some of the stations on the Violet Line, officials said Tuesday.

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