Independes Day 2022

Here’s how Delhi is gearing up ahead of PM Modi’s Independence Day address to nation from Red Fort

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Here are some preparations being made in Delhi for Prime Minister Modi’s Independence Day speech from the Red Fort. has been put in place in and around the Red Fort, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation, as the nation’s capital prepares to commemorate the country’s 76th Independence Day. Due to the possibility of terrorist attacks, extremely stringent security measures have been put in place before the Independence Day celebrations.

Here is a summary of what happened and how things were secured on Monday, August 15 at the Red Fort.

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From the Red Fort’s rampart, PM Modi will raise the Tricolor and address the country.

Several VIPs and VVIPs, international Cadets participating in the NCC’s youth exchange programme, other special invitees, as well as members of the general public, will attend the event.

The security measures will provide free access for the VVIP cavalcades and avert undesirable situations like an explosion or sabotage, among others.

To ensure the event is conducted peacefully, crowd control measures will be implemented.

The use of Covid-19-appropriate behaviour will also be required in light of the increasing number of patients.

A no-kite-flying zone will be delineated across a five-kilometer area around the Red Fort.


In order to ensure seamless vehicle arrival, parking, and dispersal around the Red Fort, extensive traffic measures will be made.

In case of heavy rains right before the festivities, the parking lots will be regularly checked for safety and traffic managing effectiveness.

The personnel assigned to the security detail should have designated parking.

Special vehicle inspection equipment will be provided for security staff.

No unsupervised parking will be permitted for chauffeured automobiles.


  2. From 4 am to 10 am, the following roads will be restricted to regular traffic, and only branded vehicles will be allowed.
  3. between Delhi Gate and Chatta Rail is Netaji Subhash Marg.
  4. Lothian Road connects Chatta Rail and the Delhi GPO.
  5. From H.C. Sen Marg to Yamuna Bazar Chowk, take S.P.Mukherjee Marg.
  6. Fountain Chowk to Red Fort along Chandni Chowk Road.
  7. From the Ring Road to Netaji Subhash Marg, take Nishad Raj Marg.
  8. Esplanade Road and the Netaji Subhash Marg Link Road.
  9. Ring Road from ISBT to Rajghat
  10. Salimgarh Bypass, or the outer ring road, connects the IP Flyover to the ISBT.


From Sunday at 10 p.m. through Monday at 11 a.m., the following borders will be restricted to the passage of commercial and transport vehicles.
There are several border crossings at Noida, Loni, Singhu, Ghazipur, Badarpur, Safia, Maharajpur, Aya Nagar, Auchandi, Surya Nagar, Rajokri, Dhansa, Apsara, Kalandi Kunj, Jharoda, Bhopura, Lal Kuan Pul Prahlad Pur, and Tikri.
GT ROAD/ISBT KASHMERE GATE BRIDGE DIVERSIONS: Buses that are headed to Kauria Pul, the Red Fort, or the Old Delhi Railway Station must cross the ISBT Bridge (Yudhistir Setu) and end their routes close to the Mori Gate U-Turn on Boulevard Road.


All buses that would ordinarily terminate at the Old Delhi Railway Station, KauriaPul, Red Fort, or Jama Masjid must observe the following restrictions:

  1. Roshanara Road buses heading to Old Delhi Railway Station must come to an end in front of State Bank of India at Tis Hazari Court.
  2. Old Rohtak Road buses should end at Mori Gate if they are headed to the Red Fort or the old Delhi Railway Station.
  3. Old Delhi Railway Station, Red Fort buses from New Rohtak Road must come to an end on Gokhale Margin between Tikona Park and In Gate Tis Hazari Court.
  4. Buses from Malka Ganj that are headed to the Red Fort or Old Delhi Railway Station must come to an end on Gokhale Margin next to the Tikona Park boundary wall.


All buses that would otherwise end their journeys at the Old Delhi Railway Station, Red Fort, Bhai Mati Dass Chowk, Mori Gate, ISBT, Pragati Maidan, or the Ambedkar Stadium Terminal shall arrive at their destination opposite Turkman Gate Asaf Ali Road.


All buses that would otherwise terminate at the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Kauriya Pul, Old Delhi Railway Station, or another location must do so on Boulevard Road up to Mori Gate.

Independes Day 2022
Independes Day 2022


Buses from South Delhi that are headed towards the Red Fort, Old Delhi Railway Station, or Bhai Mati Dass Chowk (Fountain) will be diverted to Boulevard Road through the Ring Road (NH-24), Marginal Bandh (Pushta) Road, and the new ISBT Bridge.

The general public and invited guests will only be admitted into their respective

enclosures following a search or check.

Cameras, bags, cartons, car keys, and other similar items won’t be permitted.


People must wait until the arrangement is closed before moving toward the Red Fort during dispersal. Only after the VVIPs have left will the zonal officials/sector officers make sure that the dispersal happens in an orderly fashion from the back side of the enclosures towards Netaji Subhash Marg. When the event is over, the crowd on Netaji Subhash Marg can move quickly in the direction of the Red Fort. Until the mob has completely dispersed, the arrangements must remain in place. No employee will leave the office before the closure instructions are made public.

Here’s how Delhi is gearing up ahead of PM Modi’s Independence Day address to nation from Red Fort

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