India is all set to host the 18th edition of the G20 summit in Delhi. This is the first time India has had such a big international event in the capital in a long time. The Pragati Maidan in New Delhi will host the 18th meeting of the G20 Leaders of State and Government.
For the smooth conduct of the meeting, Delhi Police has issued some guidelines for the smooth conduct of the G20 summit. According to the Delhi police advisory, all the schools, offices, Metro stations, and institutions will remain closed during the summit, which is scheduled to be held from September 8–10.
A thorough advisory on the traffic flow in the capital city has been given by the Delhi traffic police. All traffic restrictions, according to the official announcement, will go into force on September 7 and last through September 11.
Are All Metro Stations closed?
Many people were unsure whether or not all Delhi Metros would be closed during the event after the advisory’s distribution. Thus, only a small number of metro stations—Moti Bagh, Bhikaji Cama Place, Munirka, RK Puram, IIT, and Sadar Bazar Cantonment—are shut down.
Dhaula Kuan, Khan Market, Janpath, Supreme Court, and Bhikaji Cama Place are on the list of sensitive locations. Additionally, the closest metro station to Pragati Maidan, the site of the G20 Summit is the Supreme Court Metro Station, which would be fully closed.
The Delhi Metro will continue to run normally aside from the gates mentioned above. Passengers who are traveling to the Delhi airport between the evening of September 7 and the evening of September 11 are recommended to take the Delhi metro.
What are Tourist Smart Cards?
Tourist Smart Cards’ will be sold by the Delhi Metro from September 4 through 13 at special counters located in 36 stations. These “Tourist Smart Cards” are also offered on ordinary days. However, in anticipation of the G20 Summit, special counters have been set up where they will be sold for a 10-day period beginning today, September 4, 2023.
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 at designated booths.