Sources in the Union Ministry of Defence said, “This year, the parade will commence at 10.30 am instead of 10 am so that visibility for the fly-past improves by the time the parade ends.” Number of seats will be majorly curtailed, to 5,000-8000, from 25,000 of last year.
“Special care is taken to invite people who don’t get the opportunity to witness the parade. This includes auto-rickshaw drivers, safai karmacharis, frontline workers, among others,” sources said.
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