The G20 Summit is planned to begin from 9th to 10th September in New Delhi. The event will witness participation from representatives of all the member nations. The summit’s central point of discussion will involve a range of economic reforms. Keeping in view the security of the delegates, certain restrictions have been inforced on the public’s movement. Here is some of the most important information about the restrictions during the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
What is Open and Closed During the G20 Summit in Delhi
The mega event will be hosted in the capital, New Delhi for 2 days from 9th to 10th September 2023. The delegates and representatives will start arriving a day before; which means there will be traffic restrictions in New Delhi.
Places to be Open and Closed in Delhi
- There will be a ‘controlled zone’ in New Delhi to travel. From 8th Sept. onwards both private and public offices, schools, restaurants, malls, and markets will remain closed.
- All non-destined commercial vehicles will be diverted toward the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways and other alternative routes. In short, these vehicles will be denied entry to Delhi.
- Heavy and light goods vehicles for example trucks will not be allowed entry in Delhi.
- Emergency medical vehicles and essential commodities vehicles carrying goods like milk, fruits, and vegetables will be allowed entry.
- Delhi metro and bus services will be operational with restrictions at some places. The Delhi Metro will not stop at the Supreme Court metro station. The buses will be operational on Ring Road and the road network towards the Delhi border.
Public Transportation Restrictions
- Cabs and auto-rickshaws will be allowed on the road network outside New Delhi. The cabs carrying tourists will be allowed entry to New Delhi only with valid hotel bookings.
- DTC Buses will be allowed to operate on Ring Road and the road network beyond Ring Road towards the borders of Delhi.
- Delhi Metro service will remain available for commuters at all metro stations. Those boarding/deboarding at Supreme Court Metro Station will not be permitted from Sept. 9 to Sept. 10.
Railway and Airport Restrictions
- Travel toward New Delhi Railway station from Ajmeri Gate side will be affected from 1 AM to 1 PM on Sept. 10.
- The road journeys towards IGI Airport will be affected from midnight of Sept. 7 to 11:59 PM on Sept. 10, 2023. It is advisable to take the metro for smooth travel.
Suggested Routes for Hassle-free Travel
The traffic police in Delhi have requested commuters to avoid taking routes in the controlled zones. However, if it’s unavoidable, take the following routes instead.
- North-South corridor: Ring Road-Ashram Chowk-Sarai Kale Khan-Delhi-Meerut Expressway-Noida Link Road-Pusta Road-Yudhistir Setu-ISBT Kashmere Gate-Ring Road-Majnu Ka Tila
Further, from AIIMS Chowk-Ring Road-Dhaula Kuan-Ring Road-Brar Square-Naraina Flyover-Rajouri Garden Junction-Ring Road-Punjabi Bagh Junction-Ring Road-Azad Pur Chowk
- East-West corridor: From Sun Dial/DND Flyover-Ring Road-Ashram Chowk-Moolchand Underpass-AIIMS Chowk-Ring Road-Dhaula Kuan-Ring Road-Brar Square-Naraina flyover.
From Yudhisthir Setu-Ring Road-Chandgi Ram Akhara-Mall Road-Azadpur Chowk-Ring Road-Lala Jagat Narayan Marg.
Q. Will there be a lockdown in Delhi during the G20 Summit?
A. There will not be any lockdown in Delhi during the G20 Summit. However, there will be a controlled zone in Delhi with restrictions on traffic and other public commutes.
Q. Which country hosted the G20 Summit 2023?
A. The G20 Summit 2023 will be hotels in New Delhi, India from 9th Sept. to 10th Sept.
Q. Will the metro operate in Delhi during the G20 Summit?
A. Metro service will remain available for commuters at all metro stations. Those boarding/deboarding at Supreme Court Metro Station will not be permitted from 9 to September 10.
Q. What will be closed in Delhi during the G20 summit?
A. In Delhi during the G20 Summit, malls, markets, offices, and schools will remain closed from 8th to 10th September.