For a change, the Queen's baton will travel with the common man in Delhi. The Delhi Traffic Police had given strict instructions to the Organising Committee (OC) that the baton would not be provided an all-clear route and traffic would not be stopped for it.
The OC had asked for an elaborate arrangement for the relay that was struck down by the police citing limited force and other security concerns.
“We had a meeting with the OC officials that traffic will not be stopped for the baton relay. It will enter from National Highway-8 and will move with the normal traffic,” said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
The baton will be carried around in an SUV with a sunroof and will have escort and pilot vehicles for security.