In wake of the Republic Day celebrations on January 26, Saturday, the UT Police has deputed police officials to ensure the safety and security of the residents of Chandigarh. The deployed force includes about 200 traffic police officials, policemen deployed in uniform and in civil clothes and the Home Guard volunteers.
In addition, quick reaction commando teams, anti-sabotage check teams and sniffer dogs will be checking the city in order to avert any untoward incidents and to keep a check on anti-terror activities.
In addition, (Police Control Room) PCR vehicles, police stations, and police posts officials have been asked to be extra vigilant during the celebrations in the Parade Ground. The UT Police has also made an appeal that if anyone finds any unclaimed object or notices any suspicious activity then the information should be given to the emergency number 100.
During the Republic Day celebrations, there will be certain traffic restrictions and diversions to be followed.
The VIPs and senior officers with authorised car parking labels on their vehicles shall be allowed entry from the round-about of Sector 16, 17, 22 and 23 on Udyog Path. They can park their vehicles in the parking area in front of the market in Sector 22-A.
The general public can park their vehicles in the parking area of Sector 22-B adjacent to Blood Disease Hospital, Sector 23-B, on the rear side of Neelam Cinema, Sector 17, in the parking of Football Stadium and in the Circus Ground, Sector 17.
All the buses coming from Haryana, Punjab, HP and other places to ISBT Sector 17, Chandigarh will be diverted towards ISBT Chowk from Bajwara Chowk and Piccadilly Chowk via Himalya Marg and will enter ISBT Sector 17 from Small Chowk near Gurdial Singh Petrol Pump.
No parking shall be allowed in the parking area in front of shops in markets of Sector 22-A from 7 am onwards till the function is over.
The following roads will remain closed to the general public with vehicles from 7 am onwards on 26.1.2013 till the function at Parade Ground is over:
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