The airspace at Delhi's Indira Gandhi Airport will remain suspended from 10:35 am to 12:15 pm on January 18 and January 20-26 for Republic Day rehearsal and parade. According to the sources, there will be relaxation in the suspension on 19 January.
This year, the Delhi government will showcase Mahatma Gandhi's time in its tableau in the Republic Day parade. According to the officials, the father of the nation had spent 720 days in Delhi, including the last 144 days of his life at Birla House here.
Delhi's entry for the Republic Day parade has been accepted by the Centre. "The government will showcase (Mahatma) Gandhi's time in Delhi in the tableau in the Republic Day parade," the official said.
The tourism department, which is responsible for the Delhi's tableau, said that Mahatma Gandhi had stayed in Delhi for 720 days between 1915 and 1948. He had inaugurated Tibbia College in 1921. He had also worked extensively for the upliftment of residents of Valmiki Basti and stayed there from 1946 to 1947.
(With agency inputs)