February 27, 2024

This Independence Day, Purple Fort may see a swell in attendance numbers. Delhi Police expects the numbers to go as much as 30 or 40 thousand.

Preparations earlier than Independence Day 2022. File Picture. Photograph Courtesy: Zee Enterprise

The Purple Fort wouldn’t be greeting its friends with over-the-top floral decorations on its ramparts this 15th of August. The normal floral preparations can be lacking from the celebrations. The officers disclosed their plans for executing ‘minimalist grandeur’ and preserving the decorations fairly understated.

The ramparts of the Purple Fort which can be seen from the skin will solely be evenly adorned so as to add a ‘refreshing look’. Nevertheless, a Delhi Police official added that the premises of the Fort together with the gardens and the Gyanpath shall be decked up for the event.

A senior Police officer mentioned that there shall be no scrolls, flag sheets, or floral preparations connected to the partitions this yr. He added they’ve been instructed to limit the gildings to a naked minimal. A G-20 emblem with minimal aesthetic additions will adorn the Purple Fort.

By the way, yearly the Purple Fort partitions are closely embellished with vivid floral preparations and quite a few scrolls.

Visitor Record for Independence Day Celebrations at Purple Fort

A particular visitor checklist was launched for the upcoming Tuesday’s celebrations. The Prime Minister shall be current, as at all times, on the Purple Fort to hoist the tricolor and to handle the nation. The federal government has despatched invites to folks belonging to completely different walks of life who’ve performed a key position within the

growth of the nation. There’s a complete of 1800 such folks from throughout India. The initiative to ask them falls below the ‘Jan Bhagidari Programme’ by the federal government.

The invitee checklist contains academics, medical doctors, nurses, fishermen, 622 village heads of the ‘Vibrant Villages’ (villages on the Indo-China border), farmers who’re beneficiaries of the PM Kisan Yojana, and laborers who had been concerned within the development of the New Parliament and the Central Vista Undertaking.  The invites have been prolonged to Nationwide Award-winning academics from public faculty sectors, employees who’ve been hand-spinning khadi fabric, staff of the Border Street Group, and individuals who had been concerned in authorities initiatives like ‘Amrit Sarovar’ and ‘Har Ghal Jal Yojana’ in several components of the nation. The Delhi Police and ITBP have been requested to take care of 2900 particular friends, in totality.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the flag and and handle the nation, on Independence Day. In Picture, the PM waving from his podium on fifteenth August 2019. File Picture. Photograph Courtesy : The Telegraph

The celebrations had turn out to be a bit lack-lustered within the pandemic years. This yr with out the covid protocols and restrictions the Delhi Police is anticipating a crowd whose quantity would supersede some other crowds the Purple Fort has seen within the pre-pandemic period.

Delhi Police has mentioned that although the capability of the Purple Fort is estimated at 26,484, an amazing variety of 30,000- 40,000 might be in attendance at Tuesday’s occasion.

Whereas disclosing the plans of the seating preparations meant for the friends, an officer clarified that they might be seated on bleachers and there can be round 80-90 {couples} from varied components of the nation dressed of their conventional attires representing their tradition.

College students from colleges and faculties round Delhi would solely be given entry passes for Tuesday. Earlier, the Independence Day celebrations had been open to college students from everywhere in the nation. However the enhance within the variety of attendees has compelled the officers to take this choice.

Police Preparations Earlier than the Independence Day Celebrations:

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Delhi Police finishing up the final rounds of surveillance earlier than Independence Day. Photograph Courtesy: NDTV

The Police have mentioned that round 5000 to 7000 personnel shall be posted across the Purple Fort space to handle the safety preparations. They are going to be utilizing at the least 16 cameras with Synthetic Intelligence across the venue.

The Police are going to be on strict vigilance particularly due to the turmoil in Manipur. They’ve carried out varied anti-drone surveys across the space already. They’ve been utilizing digicam surveillance and are all ready to take down something from drones to kites.

DCP (North) SS Kalsi mentioned that they’re taking all anti-terror measures doable. They’ve carried out consciousness campaigns across the space as a way to make folks alert and to organize them to make use of most restraint, in case, they discover a suspicious object or observe a suspicious topic.