The G20 Summit in Delhi: No Lockdown and Smooth Traffic
With the G20 summit approaching, the Delhi Police have taken significant steps to ensure the seamless flow of traffic and the successful conduct of this two-day mega event. Delhiites are urged not to fall for any rumors and rest assured that there will be no lockdown in the national capital on September 9-10 during the summit.
“Boys and girls, relax! G20 summit ke time par delhi mein lockdown nahi hai” – Delhi Police
The Delhi Traffic Police has launched a dedicated helpdesk to keep citizens informed about traffic updates in the city during the G20 summit. It has been confirmed that the Delhi Metro will continue its services, and there will be no lockdown imposed across the national capital.
Controlled Zone in New Delhi District
The Delhi Police have established a “controlled zone” in the New Delhi district due to the participation of numerous heads of state and international organizations. Commercial establishments in this area will remain closed from September 8 to September 10. Residents with valid IDs can move freely within this zone, and essential commodities entering Delhi through its borders will face no restrictions.
|September 7 – Midnight||Controlled Zone in Effect|
|September 10 – Midnight||Controlled Zone Ends|
Traffic Restrictions in Delhi
The Delhi Police have strongly encouraged the public to utilize the Delhi Metro network during the G20 summit. Boarding and deboarding will not be permitted at the Supreme Court Metro Station due to its proximity to Bharat Mandapam, the designated summit venue. Various categories of goods vehicles will not be allowed to enter Delhi, with exceptions made for those carrying essential commodities such as milk, vegetables, fruits, and medical supplies.
General traffic will be allowed between the Ring Road and the Delhi borders, while vehicles moving beyond the Ring Road towards the New Delhi district will be subject to regulation. Buses and public transport will operate outside the ring road area, with exceptions for vehicles engaged in essential services.
Interstate vehicles can enter Delhi but will not be allowed to reach ISBT terminals. Private vehicles can enter Delhi but not the NDMC area, except for taxis serving residents and tourists with verified hotel bookings.
From September 7 at midnight to September 10 at midnight, various types of vehicles will face restrictions in specific areas. Mathura Road, Bhairon Road, Purana Quila Road, and the Pragati Maidan Tunnel will be off-limits to goods vehicles, commercial vehicles, interstate buses, and local city buses during this period. The entire New Delhi District will be designated as “Controlled Zone-I” from September 8 to September 10, with specific areas marked as “Controlled Zone-II” starting from September 10 until 2:00 PM.
Traveling to the Airport and Ambulance Services
For travelers heading to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the Airport Metro Express Line is recommended. Those using personal vehicles should plan their routes carefully due to route diversions. Commuters traveling between the northern and southern parts of Delhi are advised to take the Ring Road-Ashram-Sarai Kale Khan-Delhi-Meerut Expressway-Noida Link Road-Pushta-Yudhister Setu-ISBT Kashmere Gate route. Those traveling from the east to west should consider DND or Sun Dial-Ring Road-Ashram-Moolchand underpass-AIIMS-Ring Road-Dhaula Kuan-Yudhister Setu-Chandgi Ram Akhara-Azadpur and onward to Lala Jagat Narayan Marg.
For ambulance assistance service, people can call 6828400604, which will be available from the night of September 7.
Security Measures and Theme
The Delhi Police are deploying 10,000 personnel to ensure smooth traffic during the G20 summit, which will take place on September 9 and 10 at the International Convention Centre at Pragati Maida.
The G20, an intergovernmental forum of major developed and developing economies, has chosen the theme “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” for India’s G20 Presidency. This theme, derived from the ancient Sanskrit text Maha Upanishad, emphasizes the intrinsic value of all life forms, including humans, animals, plants, and microorganisms.
Dear Delhiites, rest assured, there will be no lockdown during the G20 summit. Keep yourself informed, plan your travel accordingly, and let’s ensure a successful and smooth summit in the national capital.
For more FAQs and updates, visit Delhi Traffic Police’s Twitter.