Chandigarh, September 20
The Indian Air Force (IAF), in association with the UT Administration, will organise an air show of Suryakirans and other aircraft at Sukhna Lake tomorrow at 4.30 pm. The one-hour event will mark Swarnim Vijay Diwas of the 1971 War.
It will be a treat for city residents’ eyes when speeding aircraft of Suryakiran aerobatic teams of the IAF will make various formations in the skies during a full dress rehearsal tomorrow.
UT Adviser Dharam Pal, along with senior officials of the IAF and UT Administration, today reviewed the preparations for the air show.
Keeping in view the Covid-19 protocol, Dharam Pal appealed to the residents to witness the show in a staggered manner. Some people should come tomorrow at 4.30 pm and others the next day so that all could get a chance to witness the historic moment, he said.
If a large number of people reached the venue to witness the show at a given time, they would have to close the entry to the venue so as to maintain social distancing, he added.
“We advise people coming tomorrow at 4.30 pm to witness the full dress rehearsal that they should avoid coming the next day so that all could get a chance to watch the show,” he said, while adding that the show could be best watched from house rooftops.
In view of an air show being organised by the Indian Air Force at Sukhna Lake on September 22, and rehearsal for the same on September 21, the vehicular movement will he restricted on the lake road on both days. According to the traffic police, there will be restrictions from Hira Singh Chowk to the Rock Garden turn and Hira Singh Chowk to the Sector 4/5/8/9 roundabout from 2 pm onwards. General public arriving to witness the air show is advised to enter Sukhna from the lake rear area using staircase number 3-6 from the Kishangarh turn. —TNS
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