This time due to Coronavirus, there have been many changes in the Republic Day Parade to be held on 26 January. The length of the parade has been reduced due to Covid-19. This time the parade will start from Vijay Chowk to the National Stadium whereas earlier Republic Day parade started from Rajpath and went to Red Fort.
The length of the parade was 8.2 kilometres, but this time it will be only 3.3 kilometres long from Vijay Chowk to National Stadium. This time fewer people will get the chance to see the parade. Where every year 1 lakh 15 thousand people were present to see Republic Day parade, while this time only 25 thousand people will be present. Every time 32 thousand tickets were sold, but this time only 7500 people will be able to buy tickets.
This time, young children will not participate in the Republic Day Parade. Only school children above 15 years of age will be included. There will also be a separate enclosure for school children to watch the parade this time. Divyang children too will not join this time. There will be no arrangement to stand and watch the parade this time. The number of seats will be allowed as many people.
This time there will be fewer people in every squad in the parade. The width of the squad will be reduced so that it can walk far and wide with social distancing. Till now there were 144 soldiers in each squad but this time there will be 96 only. Everyone present and participating in the parade must be wearing masks. The number of entry and exit gates will also be increased. Kovid booths will also be built in which doctors and paramedical staff will be present.
The contingent of the Indian Army in the Republic Day Parade is now rehearsing the Army Day 2021 parade. Republic Day will be a rehearsal after the Army Day Parade on 15 January. Kovid-bubble has been made for all the people participating in the parade, i.e. they are isolated after the necessary test. The Kovid protocol is being followed in full.