Mumbai will soon get an impressive Republic Day parade quite like the one at Rajpath in New Delhi.
Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has said that the state cabinet has decided to shift the main ceremony from Shivaji Park to Marine Drive.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) will provide additional contingents for the march past besides a special band. The function will also see air exercises by IAF planes.
Various state departments will have their floats at the parade. Chavan said Rs90lakh had been earmarked for the best floats.