The 18th G20 Summit will take place next week in New Delhi at the newly constructed Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan. Authorities in the national capital have been working hard to welcome delegations from all over the world, including over 25 heads of state and global institution leaders.
To guarantee the summit’s smooth operation, Delhi Police has also issued directives for the movement of the Delhi Metro. Some metro station gates will stay locked for security reasons from September 8 to 10, when India will host the G20 Summit.
Traffic will be completely shut down at the Moti Bagh, Bhikaji Cama Place, Munirka, RK Puram, IIT, and Sadar Bazar Cantonment metro stations, according to a police order. Passengers are not permitted to enter or depart these metro stations.
Meanwhile, the Dhaula Kuan, Khan Market, Janpath, Supreme Court, and Bhikaji Cama Place metro stations remain on the police’s list of sensitive locations. In addition, the Supreme Court Metro Station, which is the closest station to the venue, will stay entirely closed.
The Delhi Metro will continue to operate regularly, with the exception of the stated and specific gates. Passengers flying into Delhi from the evening of September 7th to the evening of September 11th are advised to take the metro.
Previously, the Delhi Metro stated that from September 4 to 13, they will offer ‘Tourist Smart Cards’ through specialized vending machines at 36 stations.
These ‘Tourist Smart Cards’ will also be accessible on ordinary days, but in preparation for the G20 Summit, special counters have been opened that will begin selling these cards for a period of 10 days beginning Monday, according to various reports.
Kashmere Gate, Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, New Delhi, Rajiv Chowk, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Lok Kalyan Marg, and Supreme Court are among the 36 metro stations where these cards would be distributed through specialized and dedicated counters.
Meanwhile, the Delhi traffic police have issued thorough advice on traffic flow in the national capital. According to the official announcement, all traffic restrictions will go into force on September 7 and will last until September 11.
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.