Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 Republic Day Parade Marine Drive, Mumbai schedule and highlights

Every year, the Republic Day Parade in Mumbai is held at the Shivaji Park grounds. This year, for the first time the parade will be along the Marine Drive stretch. 

The Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian  Air Force will be actively participating along with contingents of servicemen, police & students.[The photos is this blog post are from last year's parade at Shivaji Park, Mumbai]

Location of the Parade: between N.S.Road, Princess Bridge and NCPA
Date: January 26th, 2014
Time: hoisting of flag, speeches likely to start at 8.30a.m.

  • There will be a spectacular presentation of floats by various departments and government-run corporations. 
  • Thousands of artists in colourful traditional costumes will showcase cultural performances. 

  • There will be a strong display of armaments 

  • The Indian Army and Police personnel will show their manoevering skills on motorcycles. 

  • Maharashtra’s martial arts will also be on display. 
  • Vintage cars will also form a part of the parade. 
  • Not to be missed is the participation of specially privileged children in the Sailors' horn pipe dance.
Notes for Visitors
  • Please do not buy or bring along plastic flags
  • Please do not litter the area
  • Be early
  • Parking of vehicles along the stretch of the parade will not be permitted. For the general public, parking will be allowed between 4a.m. to 2p.m. at these parking slots: (1) M.G.Road (Bombay Hospital Lane) to OCS (2) Karmveer Bhaurao Patil Marg (3) K.Dubhash Marg. Refer for traffic restrictions and parking availability here: / For information in Marathi: 
  • It is advisable to do car pooling or travel by public transport to save fuel and avoid congestion.

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