More than 25 heads of state and representatives from leading international organisations will visit the national capital for the 18th G20 Summit, which will take place from September 9 to 10 at the Bharat Mandapam, IECC complex, Pragati Maidan.
From September 8 to September 10, all educational institutions, public and commercial offices, and banks inside the city will be closed.
A traffic advisory has been issued by the Delhi Police in advance of the G20 Summit in the nation's capital. In a press note, Delhi Police mentioned that New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) area or Lutyens' Delhi will be a controlled zone. Vehicles passing through New Delhi will be diverted towards the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways and other alternative routes. These vehicles will not be allowed to enter Delhi.
Here's what to keep in mind when travelling in Delhi over the G20 Summit days.
Points To Keep In Mind When Travelling This Weekend
According to Delhi Police, traffic restrictions would be imposed in Delhi from the intervening night of September 7-8 and continue till September 10.
All of the New Delhi district will be designated as a 'Controlled Zone-I,' while the region inside Ring Road (Mahatma Gandhi Marg) will be designated as a 'Regulated Zone' from 5 am on Friday (September 8) to midnight on Sunday (September 10).
Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), Medium Goods Vehicles (MGVs) and Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs) will not be allowed to enter Delhi.
Goods vehicles carrying essential commodities such as milk, vegetables, fruits, and medical supplies having valid ‘No Entry Permissions’ will be allowed to enter Delhi.
Passengers can get to the airport and the two railway stations (New Delhi and Old Delhi), said the Delhi Police. But they will face delays due to traffic restrictions. So it is best to set off early for a flight or train.
The Delhi Traffic Police has said that it is best to use the Airport Express Line of the Delhi Metro to get to the airport on these days and to use the Delhi Metro for railway stations.
From September 4 to 13, the Delhi Metro will also sell 'Tourist Smart Cards through dedicated counters at 36 stations.
Routes To Take For Railway Stations
New Delhi Railway Station
From South and West Delhi: Dhaula Kuan - Ring Road -Naraina Flyover - Mayapuri Chowk - Kirti Nagar Main Road - Shadipur Flyover - Patel Road (Main Mathura Marg) - R/A Pusa - Pusa Road - Dayal Chowk - Panchkuian Road - Outer Circle Connaught Place - Chelmsford Road for Paharganj side or Minto Road - Bhavbhuti Marg for Ajmeri Gate side.
From North and East Delhi: Yudhisthir Setu - Boulevard Road - Rani Jhansi Flyover - R/A Jhandewalan - D.B. Gupta Road - Sheela Cinema Road - Paharganj Bridge and reach New Delhi Railway Station.
Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station
From South Delhi: Dhaula Kuan Flyover - Ring Road - AIIMS Chowk - Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Setu - Slip Road towards Lala Lajpat Rai Marg - Lodhi Road - Neela Gumbad - Hazrat Nizamuddin Marg - Nizamuddin Railway Station Road and reach Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.
From East Delhi: Pusta Road/Noida Link Road - Delhi-Meerut Expressway - Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road) - Nizamuddin Entry-II Road and reach Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.
From West Delhi: Punjabi Bagh Junction - Mahatma Gandhi Road (Ring Road) - Raja Garden Chowk - Naraina Flyover - Dhaula Kuan Flyover - Ring Road - AIIMS Chowk - Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Setu - Slip Road towards Lala Lajpat Rai Marg - Lodhi Road - Neela Gumbad - Hazrat Nizamuddin Marg - Nizamuddin Railway Station Road and reach Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.
From North Delhi: Mukarba Chowk - Dr. KB Hedgewar Marg (Outer Ring Road) - Majnu Ka Tila) - Chandgi Ram Akhada - Left loop from Ring Road towards Yudhishthir Setu - GT Road - Shastri Park - Pusta Road/Noida Link Road - Delhi-Meerut Expressway - Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road) - Nizamuddin Entry-II Road and reach Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station.
Old Delhi Railway Station
From South & East Delhi: Ring Road - Ashram Chowk - Sarai Kale Khan - Delhi-Meerut Expressway - Noida Link Road - Pusta Road - Yudhister Setu - ISBT Kashmere Gate - Lothian Road - Chhatta Rail - S.P. Mukherjee Marg - Kauria Bridge and reach Old Delhi Railway Station.
From West & North Delhi: Punjabi Bagh Junction - Rohtak Road - Rani Jhansi Flyover - Lothian Road - Chatta Rail - Kauria Bridge and reach Old Delhi Railway Station.
Routes To Take For Airport
The Delhi Police released a video to help those travelling to the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI Airport) during the G20 Summit weekend. As the video outlines, you can use the metro services to go airport from your nearest metro station. "Just visit the DMRC website. You can go anywhere in the capital city by using metro services," the video says.
From Dwarka to T3 & from T3 to Dwarka: Blue Line till Dwarka Sector 21 Station and Airport Express Line till IGI Airport T3
From New Delhi to T3 & from T3 to New Delhi: Yellow Line till New Delhi Station and Airport Express Line till IGI Airport T3
Orange Line from Shivaji Stadium to IGI Airport T3
From South Delhi to T3 & from T3 to South Delhi: Pink Line till Dhaula Kuan Station and Airport Express Line till IGI Airport T3
Magenta Line till Hauz Khas Station, Yellow Line till Dilli Haat-INA Station, Pink Line till Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus Station and Airport Express Line till IGI Airport T3
From West Delhi to T3 & & from T3 to West Delhi: Blue Line till Rajouri Garden Station, Pink Line till Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus Station, and Airport Express Line till IGI Airport T3
From North Delhi to T3 & from T3 to North Delhi: Red Line till Kashmere Gate Station, Yellow Line till New Delhi Station, and Airport Express Line till IGI Airport T3
From East Delhi to T3 & from T3 to East Delhi: Pink Line till Welcome Station, Red Line till Kashmere Gate Station, Yellow Line till New Delhi Station, and Airport Express Line till IGI Airport T3
The Situation With Buses
Interstate buses will be permitted to enter Delhi. All of these buses will terminate on the Ring Road.
Existing buses in Delhi will operate on the ring road and other road networks outside the ring road to the city's borders. These buses will also be permitted to proceed out of Delhi.
City buses will operate on the ring road and the road network outside the ring road into Delhi. These buses will be permitted to exit Delhi. City bus services, however, will not be accessible in the New Delhi Area.
Food Delivery Services, And More
If you are planning to order food online or have an Amazon delivery lined up over the weekend, you may face issues as online food delivery services will be restricted in Delhi during the G20 leaders' summit due to Delhi Police's security arrangements and traffic restrictions. "Cloud kitchens and food deliveries, or any commercial deliveries like Amazon deliveries, will not be allowed as we have stopped commercial services in the NDMC area," Special Commissioner of Police SS Yadav has informed.