G20 Summit, Delhi

According to officials, all non-essential municipal, state and private offices in Delhi will be closed due to the G20 summit on September 8-10. Markets and banks in New Delhi Police Station will also remain closed during the summit and some subway stations may remain closed for security reasons. The purpose of the closure is to minimize disruption to traffic and inconvenience to residents. The closure has not yet been formally ordered and retailers have requested that stores remain open during the event.

All non-essential municipal, state and private offices in Delhi will remain closed Sept. 8-10 due to the G20 summit, officials familiar with the situation said on Tuesday.

The government made the decision after Delhi police wrote to Secretary-General Naresh Kumar recommending that September 8-10 be declared a public holiday.

The official asked for anonymity and said the holiday request had been submitted to the General Administration Minister Gopal Rai, who approved it, and forwarded it to Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who also approved the proposal.
Official Order, declaring a furlough, will be issued after Lieutenant Governor (LG) VK Saxena affixed his final stamp of approval, officials said.

A second senior official said LG Saxena would issue a press release on the matter. “Following an announcement in the newspaper, shops and businesses are being asked to close their shutters from September 8-10,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

According to government officials familiar with the matter, all markets and banks in New Delhi Police Station will remain closed during the G20 summit.

A third official familiar with the developments added: “Several subwaystations, such as the Supreme Court and the Central Secretariat, should also be closed for security reasons.” heavy vehicles are not permitted in thecity, except for vehicles used for basic services.

Brijesh Goyal, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CTI), said that no formal order to close shops in the New Delhi area had yet beenissued.

“We ask the government not to close the shops. Shopkeepers are willing to expand any possible cooperation with the authorities for safety and other reasons, and the government should keep the shops open for visitors to enjoy their shopping.”

Earlier, in a letter to Secretary-General Kumar, Special Commissioner for Police (Security) Madhup Tiwari stated that given the size of the G20 summit and the important logistical arrangements involved, announcing a public holiday during the event was needed to help potential traffic tominimize. Avoiding traffic jams and minimizing the inconvenience to Delhiresidents.

“It will also be an opportunity to participate in this global summit, thus ensuring the safety of delegates and contributing to the overall success of the summit … It is also recommended that guidelines be issued for all commercial establishments, including markets, in one “It was a regional subsidiary which was mainly located in New Delhi district at that time,” the letter reads.

Suman Nalwa, Deputy Commissioner for Police (Public Relations), said: “It has been recommended that a three-day public holiday be declared to alleviate possible congestion and logistical problems.” He was asked to encourage the closure of shops and facilities in the “controlled areas”. to arrange. This is due to several large-scale agreements reached during the G20 summit, for which the Delhi Police prepared a comprehensive security plan”, he said.

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