Fact Check: Will Delhi Be Under Lockdown During G20 Summit?
New Delhi: With the nation’s Capital gearing up to host the mega G20 Summit, Delhiites are preparing for a quiet weekend.
In fact, there had been widespread speculation that there will be a lockdown from September 8 to 10 because of security reasons.
To assure citizens, Delhi Police took to social media platform X to clarify that there won’t be any lockdown during the G20 Summit, and advised people to be aware of traffic restrictions.
“Dear Delhiites, Don’t panic at all! There is no lockdown. Just keep yourself updated with traffic information available on @dtpftraffic’s Virtual Help Desk,” Delhi Police tweeted with a meme using an image from Nagarjuna-starrer popular south Indian movie Don No.1.
Don’t panic at all! There is no lockdown.
Just keep yourself updated with traffic information available on @dtpftraffic’s Virtual Help Desk: https://t.co/YfjQJYjzU0 or download @Mappls from https://t.co/xuYe7gNslA.#G20Summit pic.twitter.com/1FoOFelK3f
— Delhi Police (@DelhiPolice) September 3, 2023
Delhi Traffic Police has established a dedicated helpdesk which will serve as a reliable source of real-time traffic information in the national capital during the summit.
There will be some traffic diversions, restricted access to certain areas, and closures in place due to security measures.
There will be some limitations on public transport system, depending on security requirements, and certain modes of public transport and some routes will be modiﬁed or temporarily suspended from September 7 to 11.
Airport, railway, metro services, interstate buses and city buses TSR/taxis will be functional, but could be curtailed.
Global leaders who will be attending the G20 summit in Delhi are US President Joe Biden, British PM Rishi Sunak, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Australian PM Anthony Albanese, Chinese Premier Li Qiang, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina.