New Delhi: In view of the full-dress parade rehearsal for Republic Day which will be celebrated on January 26, route diversions have been put in place on January 22-23 and January 25-26 for heavy goods carriers on roads leading from Noida to Delhi.Also Read - Over Rs 21 Lakh 'Unaccounted Cash' Seized From Porsche in Noida Ahead of UP Assembly Polls

According to the Gautam Buddh Nagar Traffic Police, the diversions will be in place from 10 pm on January 22 till 1.30 pm the next day and then on January 25 till January 26 for the same time duration. Also Read - Delhi Schools Reopening: Decision Likely in Next DDMA Meeting. Check Latest Update Here

Movement of heavy goods carriers towards Delhi will be completely banned from the Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway, the Kalindi Kunj route, while the Chilla border will remain out of use due to the ongoing farmers’ protest there, it stated. Also Read - Delhi COVID Situation Under Control, City to Record Less Than 5,000 Cases Today, Says Jain | Key Points

The movement of heavy carriers will remain banned via the alternative New Ashok Nagar and Kondli routes too during this diversion period, the police said.

There will be no restriction on light vehicles, however, during this period, the police added.

“In order to facilitate the uninterrupted movement of parade on Rajpath, there will be restrictions on the movement of traffic crossings at Rafi Marg, Janpath and Man Singh Road from 9 am to 12 pm on the rehearsal days. Rajpath from Vijay Chowk to India Gate will also remain closed for traffic,” LiveMint quoted Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Manish Kumar Agrawal as saying.

“The Republic Day Parade route has been shortened & the number of invitees, reduced. Medical teams will be deployed at entrances for maintaining COVID19 protocols & no entry without tickets or invitation cards,” Agrawal told news agency ANI today.