To guarantee the success and smooth operation of the next G20 Leaders’ Summit in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has declared a public holiday from September 8 to 10. While this move is intended to facilitate the smooth operation of the international summit and it also necessitates the closure of some local institutions.
The Effects on Schools, Offices, and Commercial Establishments
Several institutions, including schools, government offices, business offices, and entities under the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, would be closed on the dates listed. Furthermore, the operation of malls, shops, schools, and institutions in the New Delhi region might get affected. According to reports, as a result of the summit, certain educational institutions may shift to online learning or maybe close entirely.
Traffic Restrictions and Planning
To ensure the summit runs well, traffic restrictions and diversions will be introduced beginning September 7 at midnight. The summit is likely to cause significant changes in traffic patterns and movement around the city. The Delhi Traffic Police will be crucial in handling these adjustments and guaranteeing the event’s safety and efficiency.
Business and Commercial Establishments Are Being Closed
From September 8 to 10, all commercial and business entities within the jurisdiction of the New Delhi police district, including banks and financial institutions, would be closed. Special Police Commissioner Madhup Tiwari proposed the temporary closure to reduce crowds and allow for easier traffic flow during the G20 Summit.
Increased Security Measures
The security procedures for the meeting will be enhanced. Significant traffic limits would be implemented on major routes such as Satya Marg, Shanti Path, Niti Marg, and others to guarantee the safety and smooth transit of dignitaries. In addition, high-security zones would be built in markets including Dilli Haat, Chandni Chowk, and Khan Market.
The Effect on the Hospitality Industry
Because of the summit, some high-end and five-star hotels in Delhi have already reported full bookings. Between September 6 and 11, high-end hotels like as Taj Mahal, Taj Palace, ITC Maurya Sheraton, and others saw an increase in reservations. This rush of visitors proves that the city is ready to accommodate foreign leaders and delegations.
Guest Information and Assistance
The Delhi Traffic Police will set up a virtual help desk to improve the passenger experience and convenience. This desk will give information about surrounding hospitals, tourist destinations, markets, and traffic updates in real-time. To accommodate the broad set of guests, support will be accessible in several languages.
G20 Summit Invitees and Theme
Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain, and the UAE will all attend the G20 Summit in 2023. The theme of this year’s summit is “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” which translates to “One Earth, One Family, One Future.”
As Delhi prepares to host the G20 Leaders’ Summit, the city’s institutions, traffic management, and hotel industry are all working together to ensure a safe and successful event for the global community.