Full dress rehearsal of Republic Day held

Bhubaneswar: The full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade was held at Mahatma Gandhi Marg on Tuesday. The parade which started from GPO square, proceeded to Master Canteen square.

The Commissionerate Police had made elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of the parade along the route.

As many as 78 troupes participated in the parade which lasted for three hours. Troupes from Odisha Police, Fire Services, NDRF, Red Cross, NCC and students from colleges and schools took part in the show.

Officials said a troupe from Telengana will participate in the parade on Thursday.

Briefing media, DGP KB Singh said, “Thirty platoons of force have been deployed for the event in the city. Similarly traffic arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of the show. We have installed CCTV cameras in sensitive places to keep a tab on the wrongdoers.”