Passengers flying in and out of Delhi airport from January 18 to January 26 should take a note that there will be no flights for 2 hours due to Republic Day celebrations. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) to not permit landing and take off for around two hours at the Delhi International Airport on on January 18, 20-24, and 26.
Due to Republic Day celebrations on January 18, 20-24, and 26, flight operations will not take place for around two hours at the Delhi airport.
No flight operations will take place at the airport between 10:35 am and 12:15 pm on the aforementioned dates.
Due to closure of airspace over Delhi on these days, flight operations of all airlines are likely to be impacted. Air passengers travelling on any of these days are advised to check with their respective airlines and plan accordingly. Also pasengers should try and reach much before time due to stringent security to avoid any inconvenience.
Evey year, Delhi turns into a virtual fortress ahed of the Republic Day.
This week, the traffic movement will also be interrupted in Delhi in areas around Raj Path where rehearsals for Republic Day will be held between 17th January and 21st January, Delhi traffic police tweeted.
"There will be restrictions on the movement of traffic at Rafi Marg, Janpath and Mansingh Road from 0900 hours to 1200 hours. Rajpath from Vijay Chowk to India Gate will also remain closed for traffic," Delhi Police said in a tweet and shared an advisory.