Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to take oath of office for the second time in a row at 7:00 PM on Thursday. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Rashtrapati Bhavan and it will be attended by nearly 8,000 guests, including foreign dignitaries and chief ministers and governors.
The guests attending the swearing-in ceremony will be treated to high tea and President Ram Nath Kovind will host a private dinner for the leaders. The size of the gathering is seen as a reflection of the massive mandate received by Modi government in the Lok Sabha election.
A traffic advisory has also been issued and several roads in New Delhi will be closed for movement of public between 4 PM to 9 PM. The advisory said that roads including Rajpath–from Vijay Chowk to Rashtrapati Bhavan, Vijay Chowk and adjoining areas including North and South fountain, South Avenue, North Avenue, Dara-Shikoh Road and Church Road will be closed for public between 4 PM and 9 PM.