The funeral of the former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be held at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal in Delhi today at 4 pm.
The Bharat Ratna recipient died on Thursday evening at AIIMS. He was admitted to the hospital on June 11 due to chest congestion and kidney tract infection.
Vajpayee’s body has been kept at his residence 6A Krishna Menon Marg from where it will be taken to BJP headquarters.
People can pay their respects to the BJP leader at the party headquarters on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg from 9 am onwards.
The funeral procession will begin from the headquarters at around 1 pm and will conclude at Smriti Sthal located between Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Vijay Ghat and Jawaharlal Nehru’s memorial Shanti Van.
Funeral procession route
The Delhi Police has issued an advisory about the elaborate traffic arrangements on Friday.
In order to facilitate movement of commuters and to ensure smooth follow of traffic, the police will close 25 roads in the national capital.
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