NEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister of Delhi, has approved a public holiday from September 8 to 10, in an effort to ensure the success and orderly conduct of the next G20 Leaders’ Summit scheduled to take place in the national capital. While the goal of this decision is to facilitate the smooth operation of the summit, it also necessitates the closure of some city institutions.
Impact on Offices, Schools, and Other Business Establishments
Schools, government agencies, private offices, and organizations under the Municipal Corporation of Delhi would all be closed on the dates listed. Additionally, the region surrounding New Delhi’s markets, schools, and institutions may have operating issues. According to reports, some educational institutions may decide to move to online education or perhaps decide to close entirely as a result of the summit.
Traffic Control Measures And Planning
Starting on September 7 at midnight, traffic restrictions and detours will be put in place to help the summit run smoothly. Significant changes in the city’s traffic and mobility patterns are anticipated as a result of the summit. The Delhi Traffic Police will play a key role in monitoring these adjustments and guaranteeing the event’s safety and effectiveness.
Business and commercial establishments closure
Banks and other financial institutions, along with all other businesses and commercial premises under the control of the New Delhi police district, would be closed from September 8 to September 10. Madhup Tiwari, Special Police Commissioner, proposed this temporary closure in order to reduce crowds and provide easier vehicular traffic during the G20 Summit.
Additional Security Measures
There will be increased security measures in place for the summit. To ensure the safety and smooth transit of the dignitaries, major traffic restrictions will be put in place on well-known roadways including Satya Marg, Shanti Path, Niti Marg, and others. Additionally, high-security areas will be built in markets including Khan Market, Chandni Chowk, and Dilli Haat, among others.
Influence On The Hospitality Industry
In preparation of the summit, a number of upscale hotels in Delhi have already reported being fully booked. There was a spike in bookings between September 6 and September 11. Notable hotels including the Taj Mahal, Taj Palace, ITC Maurya Sheraton, and others saw a rise in bookings. This surge of visitors shows how ready the city is to welcome delegates and leaders from throughout the world.
Information and Support for Visitors
The Delhi Traffic Police will set up a virtual help desk to improve customer convenience and experience. This desk will offer details on neighboring medical facilities, tourist hotspots, shopping centers, and traffic updates. The support will be offered in a variety of languages to accommodate the broad audience.
G20 Summit Participants & Theme
Notable countries including Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain, and the UAE will attend the G20 Summit in 2023. This year’s summit will be held under the banner of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” which means “One Earth, One Family, One Future.”
The institutions, traffic management, and hospitality industries of Delhi are all working together as it prepares to host the G20 Leaders’ Summit to ensure a safe and successful event for the international community.