The Republic Day celebrations will take place in the revamped Central Vista avenue and the government has put 32,000 tickets on sale online according to defence ministry officials.
This is the first time that official invites for the ceremony will be sent online. The workers of Central Vista project, their family members, maintenance workers of Kartavya Path, vegetable vendors, milk booth workers, grocery shopkeepers and rickshaw pullers will be ”special invitees” for the ceremony.
More than a lakh people used to attend the Republic Day celebrations before the Covid-19 pandemic. This year around 42,000 people are expected to attend the event and 32,000 tickets have been put up online. New bleachers and retractable seats have been put up in the lawns of the Kartavya Path with more space between two seats.