Delhi Prepares for G20 Summit: No Road Closures, Special Traffic Measures in Place

Delhi Prepares for G20 Summit: No Road Closures, Special Traffic Measures in Place

The nation’s largest event, the G20 Summit, is set to take place in the capital city from September 8th to 10th. During the event, the Delhi Traffic Police will not close any roads. All routes will remain open. The New Delhi area has been declared a control zone, where traffic will be managed by the traffic police. No route will be fully closed, allowing emergency vehicles, ambulances, hotel vehicles, and local residents to move freely. However, unnecessary and general vehicles will not be allowed to enter the control area. Autos and taxis will not be permitted in the New Delhi area.

The Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic), SS Yadav, stated that no routes will be closed during the summit. Emergency and essential vehicles will be allowed passage. Traffic in the New Delhi area will be monitored. He urged people to avoid unnecessary travel to the New Delhi area. Other vehicles, especially taxis and autos, will not be allowed in the control area.

City Buses and Inter-State Buses Will Not Enter Certain Points

City buses will not be permitted to enter the area between Ring Road and New Delhi. They will terminate at specific points. The inter-state buses will be restricted from entering Delhi at certain points. These points include ISBT-Sarai Kale Khan, ISBT-Kashmiri Gate, Ashram Chowk, Moolchand Flyover, Vikas Marg towards ITO, Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Marg towards Rajghat Chowk, and Minto Road towards Guru Nanak Chowk.

Special Arrangements for Ambulances and Medical Assistance

To facilitate the G20 Summit, a dedicated ambulance assistance control room will be established. A dedicated mobile number will be operational 24/7 during the summit for emergency medical assistance. Medical emergency response teams will be stationed at major junctions across the city. A dedicated team, including motorcycle riders and marshals, will cover the Green Corridor. Meetings have been held with relevant stakeholders, including DGHS, CATS, and major government/private hospitals, to discuss their roles and responsibilities. Training sessions for employees assigned to handle medical emergencies have also been organized.

International Delegations Arriving

Heads of state and representatives from nearly 40 countries are scheduled to attend the G20 Summit. As a result, multiple convoys from various countries will move to the summit venue from different hotels. This situation poses a challenge in managing these convoys’ movement without causing congestion and clashes. Even under these circumstances, the Delhi Traffic Police will not close any roads.

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