G20 Summit 2023: Delhi enforces traffic curbs to ensure security and smooth event; key details for commuters
PTC News Desk: Amid the upcoming G20 Summit 2023 at the recently inaugurated Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from September 9 and 10, the Delhi Police have implemented a range of traffic restrictions that will be enforced from September 7 to 10 in order to guarantee the event's seamless execution and security
Notably, these restrictions will impact the mobility of commercial vehicles, city buses, taxis, and autos within specific areas of the national capital.
Between 5 pm on September 9 and 23:50 on September 10, no auto-rickshaws or taxis would be permitted to operate within or enter New Delhi District.
Delhi Govt issues Gazette notification of the Restrictions to be imposed during G20 meeting
- All types of goods vehicles, commercial vehicles, interstate buses and local city buses shall not operate on Mathura Road (beyond Ashram Chowk), Bhairon Road, Purana Quila Road and… pic.twitter.com/Urn8Ix9hMD — ANI (@ANI) September 5, 2023
However, taxis carrying residents with valid proof of residence, tourists holding confirmed hotel reservations within New Delhi District, or those travelling to the railway station and airport will be granted permission to operate within the road network of New Delhi District.
There will be a suspension of vehicular movement on NH-48 leading to Dhaula Kuan. However, taxi and auto-rickshaw services will continue to operate normally in areas outside controlled and regulated zones.
On the other hand, vehicles affiliated with armed forces, police, disaster management teams, ambulances, and those engaged in critical emergency services such as road and electric supply maintenance will enjoy unrestricted movement across Delhi.
Commuters passing through the Controlled and Regulated zones are strongly advised to allocate additional time for their journeys, considering potential delays caused by traffic restrictions. Traffic signs will be strategically positioned to notify commuters about the enforced restrictions, in accordance with Section 116 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
- With inputs from agencies