"Owing to the full dress rehearsal the entire city will be under heightened security. Barricades and checking will be intensified within the city and at the borders. Citizens are requested to plan their movements accordingly. For hassle-free journey, commuters may avail the services of Delhi Metro," Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Anil Shukla, said.

Restrictions on traffic would apply to Netaji Subhash Marg from Delhi Gate to Chatta Rail, Lothian Road from GPO Delhi to Chatta Rail, S P Mukherjee Marg from H C Sen Marg to Yamuna Bazar Chowk, Chandni Chowk from Fountain to Red Fort Chowk, New Darya Ganj Road from Ring Road to Netaji Subhas Marg and Link Road from Esplanade Road to Netaji Subhas Marg, police said.

Vehicles which do not have parking labels may avoid Tilak Marg, Mathura Road, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Subhash Marg, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg and Ring Road between Nizammuddin Bridge and ISBT bridge and take the route as advised, he said.

Apart from that all goods vehicles will not be permitted between Nizamuddin bridge and Wazirabad bridge from midnight on Tuesday to 11 AM on August 13.

"The city will be under heightened security and there shall be special checking of all vehicles, both private and commercial, entering the NCT from the neighbouring states through border entry points, from 8 PM on the intervening night of 12-13 August," the traffic advisory said.

Informative signages have been displayed for the guidance of vehicular traffic destined for the Red Fort function at all important traffic junctions, police said.

During the rehearsal and the actual celebrations on August 15, no cameras, binoculars, handbags, briefcases, transistors, cigarette lighters, tiffin boxes, mobile phones, water bottles, lunch boxes, among other items will be permitted, he said.

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