A video providing guidance on navigating Delhi during the forthcoming G20 Summit was released by the Delhi Traffic Police yesterday. The directive, shared on a popular social media platform, was aimed at those who might need to reach Indira Gandhi International Airport between September 8 and 10, 2023, during the Summit.
In wake of #G20 Summit, Delhi Police would restrict movement on some roads from 8th to 10th September. No essential supplies and services will be affected due to this. Take metro to avoid probable road jams. Other than this, Delhi would run normal. Don’t pay heed to rumors. pic.twitter.com/idEts0jfxJ
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) September 2, 2023
The video advises, “Metro services can be utilised to reach the airport from your nearest metro station… visit the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation website… Metro services can be used to travel anywhere in the capital city.” Additionally, a 28-foot-tall Nataraja statue has been erected at the G20 Summit venue in Delhi.
For those who prefer to travel by car within Delhi, including trips to IGI Airport, the video suggests sticking to routes mentioned in the traffic advisory available on the Delhi Traffic Police G20 virtual helpdesk. Alternatively, the Mappls Map app, which provides updated route suggestions based on the latest traffic advisories by Delhi Traffic Police, can be used.
The release of this video followed an announcement by Delhi Traffic Police about extensive traffic restrictions across the city in preparation for a full traffic rehearsal that took place over the weekend. Several roads, including Sardar Patel Marg, Panchsheel Marg, Barakhamba Road, Janpath, Kartavya Path, and others near key landmarks and bypasses were identified as potential sites for traffic congestion due to these restrictions.
The 18th G20 Summit, scheduled for September 9 and 10, is anticipated to attract over 25 global leaders. The Summit is an important diplomatic occasion for India, culminating in the adoption of a joint declaration by all member states. India assumed the G20 Presidency from Indonesia on December 1 of the previous year.