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G20 Summit in Delhi: Traffic Advisory, What’s Open and Closed

Delhi is gearing up to host the highly anticipated G20 Summit from September 9-10. As the city prepares for this major event, the Delhi Traffic Police has issued a comprehensive advisory to ensure smooth traffic flow and minimal inconvenience to the public. With heads of state and dignitaries from 20 leading economies arriving for the summit, traffic restrictions and closures are being implemented in the New Delhi area where the event will take place. Here’s a breakdown of the do’s and don’ts, as well as what’s open and closed during the G20 Summit.

Traffic Regulations and Closures:

  1. The G20 Summit will be held at the newly-constructed Bharat Mandapam convention center in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
  2. Starting from September 8, all establishments such as offices, restaurants, malls, and markets in New Delhi will remain closed. The Supreme Court will also be closed on this day.
  3. Entry and exit into New Delhi District will be regulated, with special passes required for those coming from outside the area.
  4. Non-destined vehicles will be redirected towards Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways and alternative routes, barring them from entering Delhi.
  5. Heavy and light goods vehicles will not be permitted to enter Delhi, except those transporting essential commodities.
  6. Metro and bus services will operate with certain restrictions. A dedicated ambulance assistance control room will be set up for emergency services during the summit.

Transportation Options and Routes:

  1. Three-seater rickshaws (TSRs) and taxis are allowed outside the New Delhi District. Tourist taxis must have valid hotel bookings to enter the district.
  2. Buses already within Delhi can operate on Ring Road and roads beyond it toward the city borders.
  3. Passengers traveling to the airport and railway stations are advised to take suggested routes and allow sufficient time for their journeys.
  4. Metro services will be available for commuters at all stations, with the exception of boarding and de-boarding at Supreme Court Metro Station during specific hours.

Alternate Routes:

  1. North-South Corridor: Routes include Ashram Chowk, Sarai Kale Khan, Delhi-Meerut Expressway, and more.
  2. East-West Corridor: Suggested routes involve Sun Dial/DND Flyover, Ashram Chowk, Moolchand Underpass, and others.

Special Corridors for Railway Travelers:

  1. Passengers heading to New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Station, or Hazrat Nizamuddin Station are advised to make use of Metro services if possible.
  2. Road journeys during specific hours will be affected, and alternative corridors have been designated for convenience.

For more updates stay tuned to FELA News!

Source: NDTV

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