Last Updated: January 18, 2023, 23:37 IST
Invitees to the 74th Republic Day celebrations at Kartavya Path and people possessing digital tickets for seats on the venue will be capable of avail “free metro experience” to the two stations near Raisina Hill on January 26, officials said on Wednesday.
This was shared in a presentation on the events to be held from January 23-31 as part of the Republic Day celebrations, made on Wednesday by defence ministry officials.
Udyog Bhawan and Central Secretariat metro stations are located near the Kartavya Path.
During the power point presentation, it was shared in one of the slides that “metro services will be operational on January 26″.
“Invitees and ticket holders having legitimate invitation playing cards/admit playing cards/ticket together with a government-issued picture ID will probably be allowed to avail metro companies free of price and can exit at Udyog Bhawan and Central Secretariat metro stations for reaching their designated enclosures as determined,” it stated.
A senior official later told PTI that that Republic Day e-tickets booked online “will have a QR code” and these tickets will be proven at metro stations to “get a token for free experience to achieve the stations close to the venue”.
Udyog Bhawan station falls on the Yellow Line while Central Secretariat station is an interchange facility between the Yellow Line and Violet Line.
A senior official of the DMRC when contacted, said, “we are awaiting orders”.
This would be the first Republic Day celebrations hosted on the ceremonial boulevard after Rajpath was renamed to ‘Kartavya Path’ final yr.
The Republic Day celebrations this yr will happen on the revamped Central Vista avenue, and the federal government has put 32,000 tickets on sale on-line for the lots, defence ministry officers stated.
For the primary time, all official invitations for the ceremonial occasion will probably be despatched on-line, they stated. “This yr, bodily invitation playing cards for friends and spectators have been changed by e-invitations. For this function, a devoted portal amantran.mod.gov.in has been launched. Sale of tickets, admit playing cards, invitation playing cards and automobile parking labels are being issued on-line by this portal,” the defence ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.
“This will ensure the whole process to be more secure and paperless and enable people from all parts of the country to attend this national event,” it stated.
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