In this year’s Republic Day parade, the Walled City of Jaipur and Gujarat’s iconic stepwell in Patan, both UNESCO world heritage, and the 550th anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev will be thematically showcased among the host of tableaux.
Jammu & Kashmir will participate in the parade for the first time as a Union Territory.
Out of the total 22 tableaux, 16 will be of various states and UTs and six of ministries, departments and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). They were unveiled at an event held at the Delhi Cantonment on Wednesday.
Northeastern states will be represented by Assam and Meghalaya.
Several parts of the national capital, especially central Delhi, witnessed heavy traffic jams due to closure of roads for a full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade.
Commuters took more time to reach their destinations due to the traffic jams.
There was heavy traffic congestion at Dhaula Kuan, Bhikaji Cama Place and Pragati Maidan as several roads were shut.