Delhi, hosting the G-20 summit, may ask residents to limit their movement around the event to guarantee soothing traffic flow. The Ministry of Education advises schools to keep September 8 as a holiday for students and employees. G20 summit attendees expect to arrive earlier than the official dinner and main summit, which will take place at Pragati Maidan. Officials suggest that leaders’ wives can receive guided tours of the city. Some roads in New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) areas will be closed and public movement restricted to ensure smooth traffic flow during the summit.
Schools and offices might stay closed to clear traffic for the G-20 summit
The primary G-20 Summit will occur on the 9 and 10 of the forthcoming month at the just-opened, cutting-edge International Exhibition and Convention Centre Bharat Mandapam (IECC) at Pragati Maidan in Delhi. The 123-acre complex has exhibition halls, conference spaces, and meeting rooms. One of the conference spaces can hold 7,000 people, whereas another has a 3,000-person amphitheater.
The idea of having September 8 as an official holiday
To maintain routes cleaner for the visiting dignitaries, authorities in Delhi, which is hosting the G20 summit, may ask residents to limit their movement around the major event, officials in government agencies said. They also added that a proposal to make September 8 a public holiday is also under assessment.
The Ministry of Education of the Delhi government advise
The Ministry of Education of the Delhi government is currently advising schools to keep September 8 as a holiday for students and employees. G20 summit attendees expect to begin arriving much earlier than the official dinner and main summit, which will occur the next day at Pragati Maidan with a cultural program.
Officials said that spouses of the leaders could get given guided tours of the entire city, with the National Gallery for Modern Art and Pusa Road as the initial destinations.
NMDC areas will see some routes closed
According to sources, on September 8, 9, and 10, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) areas of central Delhi will see some roads closed and public movement restricted to ensure smooth traffic flow during the summit.
During the first week of September, offices stay closed, and Jantar Mantar will not permit protests. High security is present in Connaught Place, Dilli Haat, Khan Market, Chandni Chowk, and Malcha Marg Market. There hasn’t yet been a formal advisory.
Beginning on August 16, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will conduct an exclusive campaign to beautify 26 roads in the city. The MCD statement lists 26 routes that will receive special attention, including Bhairon Marg, Lodhi Road, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mathura Road, Maulana Mohammad Ali Jauhar Marg, Purana Quila Road, Sachivalaya Road, and Suraj Kund Road.
The MEA has reserved 35 hotels
According to sources, the MEA and various missions have reserved 35 hotels for visiting guests. The top dignitaries will likely stay at five-star hotels like Taj Palace, Maurya Sheraton, Le Meridien, Shangri-La, Imperial, Oberoi, and Leela.
Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi has not yet released any official advisories. However, it appears that G20 delegates will begin arriving in the capital well before September 8 and leave on September 10 and 11. Other travelers might experience inconveniences like sluggish traffic and increased security at airport terminals during this time.