G20 Summit: The Delhi Police announced on Monday that, during the G20 Summit scheduled for September 8-10, all online delivery services, with the exception of medicines, will be prohibited in New Delhi.
Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) SS Yadav stated in a press conference that there would be no changes to the traffic advisory issued by the police on August 25. He emphasized that essential services, including postal and medical services, as well as sample collections by pathology labs, will be allowed throughout Delhi. However, commercial activities will not be permitted in the New Delhi area. While online delivery services for goods other than medicines will be restricted, medicine deliveries will be allowed.
Valid permissions previously granted for essential services will be respected, Yadav assured. He also clarified that cloud kitchens, food delivery services, and other commercial deliveries, such as Amazon deliveries, will not be permitted during the summit. However, app-based taxi services will be operational for passengers with valid ID cards or tickets.
Yadav further stated that, except for the Supreme Court station, metro services will not be affected. He explained that there might be brief gate closures at stations due to VIP movement and security measures, but aside from Pragati Maidan (Supreme Court), metro services will run as usual at other stations.
In terms of entry into the New Delhi district, people with hotel bookings who are arriving from the airport or railway station will be allowed entry upon presenting their boarding passes and booking documents. Yadav acknowledged that there might be slight delays of 10-15 minutes due to security restrictions, but entry will be permitted.
G20 Leaders’ Summit
The G20 Leaders’ Summit is set to take place from September 9-10 at the newly constructed international convention and exhibition centre, Bharat Mandapam, located at Pragati Maidan.
Last month, Delhi Traffic Police encouraged commuters to use the metro during the two days of the G20 Summit, as bus movement will be restricted in Lutyens’ Delhi, where the summit venues are situated.
These restrictions will be enforced from midnight on September 7 and will remain in effect until midnight on September 10. Interstate buses will be allowed to enter Delhi but will not be permitted to terminate at the Inter-state Bus Terminals.