G20 Summit : New Delhi imposed strict traffic rules, including restrictions on online deliveries, ahead of the G20 summit. The New Delhi area has been designated as a control zone and officials have advised people to avoid visiting certain areas during the summit.
Strict traffic rules were enforced in the New Delhi area of New Delhi on Friday morning ahead of the G20 summit.
As reported by PTI, citing officials, restrictions have been imposed on online delivery services, except medicines, in the vicinity of the G20 summit venue and hotels of participating delegates.
From 5 am on Friday to 11:59 pm on Sunday, the New Delhi area was officially designated Control Zone I for the G20 summit. Officials have issued an alert asking people not to visit India Gate and Kartavya Trail during this period for walking, cycling or picnicking.
According to the police, “vehicular movement in the New Delhi area is restricted, but ambulances, locals, and tourists in the area are permitted to travel on presentation of appropriate identity documents.”
On the request of Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora, the Delhi Metro has decided to start its services at 4:00 am. on September 8, 9 and 10 from the end of all lines in the network.
To ensure the security and smooth running of the G20 summit, authorities have deployed a large security force, including more than 50,000 personnel, as well as dog patrols and mounted police tasked with guarding the proceedings.
Additionally, the Delhi Traffic Police, in a notification issued on August 25, outlined restrictions on the movement of goods trucks, buses, rickshaws and taxis during the summit. They strongly encouraged the public to use metro services to minimise disruption due to regulated traffic. Officials advised people to use the Mapmyindia navigation app as a reliable tool to navigate the city during the restrictions.
PTI reported that Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) S S Yadav said that since India Gate and Kartavya Road are in a “controlled area”, the Delhi Police urges people not to visit the area during the G20 meeting for “walking, cycling or picnicking “. “. Meeting.
“Essential services like postal and medical services and collection of samples for pathology laboratories have been allowed across Delhi,” he said.
A “Regulated Zone” has been established for the entirety of the Mahatma Gandhi Marg.
Only legal residents, authorised vehicles, operational vehicles and persons travelling to the airport, Old Delhi and New Delhi railway stations have access to the road network extending from the ring road to the New Delhi area. In addition, vehicles engaged in housekeeping, catering and waste management services of hotels, hospitals and other critical facilities in the New Delhi area will be allowed to enter after due verification.
In total, approximately 16 roads and intersections were designated as “Control Zone II” until Sunday 2 p.m.Prime places including W-Point, A-Point, DDU Marg, Vikas Marg (up to Noida Link Road-Pusta Road), Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, and Delhi Gate are included in this list.
Police have been told to avoid traveling to places in “restricted” and “controlled zones”. It lists alternative routes if travel is unavoidable.
The Supreme Court, Patel Chowk, and RK Ashram Marg metro stations’ parking lots will be blocked starting at 4 a.m. on September 8 till noon on September 11 according to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The Supreme Court station will not allow boarding or deboarding between the hours of 5 a.m. on September 9 and 11 p.m. on September 10, the police say. All other stations will continue to offer metro service.
The Mathura Road (beyond Ashram Chowk), Bhairon Road, Purana Quila Road, and the interior of the Pragati Maidan Tunnel will be closed to all goods vehicles, commercial vehicles, interstate buses, and buses operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation and the Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System from September 8 at midnight until September 10 at 11.59 p.m.
Interstate buses entering via the Ghazipur Border will have their final stop at ISBT Sarai Kale Khan. Meanwhile, buses arriving from the Apsara Border, Chilla Border, Badarpur Border, Tikei Border, and Singhu Border will conclude their journeys at ISBT Kashmere Gate, ISBT Sarai Kale Khan, Ashram Chowk, Peeragarhi Chowk, and Mukarba Chowk, respectively. Delhi Police urged people to stay updated with real-time traffic information using the G-20 virtual help desk. This resource provides valuable route recommendations for those traveling to and from the airport, train stations or bus stations during the G20 Summit.
The G20 leaders’ summit will take place on September 9-10. The summit will be attended by more than 30 heads of state and key officials from the European Union and invited host countries, as well as 14 heads of international organizations.