BANGALORE: Preparations are in full swing for the 63rd Republic Day Parade at Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Grounds in the city on Thursay. City Police Commissioner B G Jyothiprakash Mirji and Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike commissioner M K Shankarlinge Gowda reviewed the arrangements on Tuesday.
Shankarlinge Gowda said, “Nearly 50 groups, including Scouts and Guides, cadets from National Cadet Corps and Seva Dal, police and students will participate in the march-past. As many as 12 ambulances and three fire tenders would be on stand-by, while 1,200 beds in the city’s 25 hospitals have been reserved.”
About 1,500 students will participate in state level cultural programmes to be held on the occasion, he added.
Governor Hans Raj Bhardwaj, chief guest at the event, will hoist the National Flag.
Mirji said, “Round-the-clock security will be provided at the programme venue. Metal detectors will be placed at all the gates and CCTV cameras have been installed.”