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G20 Summit: Delhi Police gear up for mega event; vehicles being checked at various locations

The two-day summit is set to be hosted at state-of-the-art Bharat Mandapam Convention Centre at Pragati Maidan

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- September 05th 2023 03:46 PM
G20 Summit: Delhi Police gear up for mega event; vehicles being checked at various locations

G20 Summit: Delhi Police gear up for mega event; vehicles being checked at various locations

New Delhi, September 5: On security preparations for the upcoming G20 summit, Delhi Police Special Commissioner for Law and Order Dependra Pathak on Tuesday expressed confidence that the law and order arrangements would be impeccable, emphasising the summit's prestige.

The Delhi Police have started conducting vehicle checking at various locations across the national capital ahead of the upcoming G20 summit on September 9 and 10. Surprise checks were conducted at India Gate and other parts of the city between Monday night and early hours on Tuesday.


Delhi Police Special Commissioner for Law and Order Dependra Pathak said the Delhi Police had a dedicated responsibility for ensuring safety, security, and maintaining law and order during the event. He characterised their approach as a professional challenge, detailing their meticulous planning, on-ground execution, and rehearsal efforts. He said specific units within the Delhi Police were focused on the summit area.

"Other parts of Delhi, which affect the general perception of the summit, should also be flawless and fail-proof. We have made plans for it as its focus responsibility is with us," Delhi Police Special Commissioner Dependra Pathak said.

"There is a national element and an international element in G20. We have analysed the law and order situation where the G20 summit has taken place before. We have done a comprehensive analysis taking into consideration several aspects like international pressure groups and local organisations" he added. 


Elements of community policing such as police friends, resident associations, market associations, home guards, civil defence etc. have also joined as force multipliers. We are taking help from para-military forces, Special Commissioner Dependra Pathak said.

"Under strategic planning, We have ensured no mishap takes place right from normal protest to communal sensitive pockets. The Delhi Police are confident and we will leave no stone unturned and we will see to it that law and order arrangements are flawless. We will work with a firm attitude but be thoroughly effective on the ground," he added.

The two-day summit will draw leaders and delegates from 40 countries, including the 20 member states. The G20 Summit is set to be hosted at the state-of-the-art Bharat Mandapam Convention Centre at Pragati Maidan.

The New Delhi G20 summit will see the biggest participation in the history of the grouping, with arrangements in place for the mega event, including those for the stay of leaders of member countries and the invited guest countries. 

- ANI

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