G20 Summit: Traffic rules & regulations put in place in New Delhi

G20 Summit: New Delhi implements traffic rules


The G20 Summit will be held in New Delhi on September 9–10, so traffic restrictions went into effect there on Friday morning. Due to the summit, the New Delhi district will be a Controlled Zone-I from Friday at 5 am until Sunday at 11:59 pm.

The movement of buses into the city from the Rajokari border has been halted with effect from September 8 through September 10, the Delhi Traffic Police announced on Friday morning. Online delivery services have been prohibited in the area surrounding the G20 summit venue and the delegates’ hotels, with the exception of prescription medications.

All types of goods vehicles, commercial vehicles, interstate buses, and local city buses have been prohibited from operating on Mathura Road (beyond Ashram Chowk), Bhairon Road, Purana Quila Road, and inside Pragati Maidan Tunnel from 00:00 on the intervening night of September 7 and 8 to 23:59 on September 10. This restriction was announced in a gazette notification released by the Delhi Government on Tuesday. Interstate buses are nevertheless permitted to enter Delhi from other borders.

Bus traffic from the Rajokari border into Delhi has also been halted. Additionally, the police have advised against picnicking, biking, or walking along Kartavya Path and India Gate. On September 8, 9, and 10, the Delhi Metro will launch its services at 4 a.m. from terminal stations on all of its lines.

The movement of buses, auto-rickshaws, taxis, and goods vehicles is subject to restrictions, according to a warning from the Delhi Traffic Police published on August 25. Due to the controlled traffic flow, it has urged people to utilize metro services as much as possible. To navigate the city until the restrictions are in place, police have advised using the “Mapmyindia” navigation app. Notably, from 5 a.m. on September 8 to 23:59 on September 10, the entire area inside Ring Road (Mahatma Gandhi Marg) will be deemed a “Regulated Zone.”

Only bonafide residents, authorized vehicles, emergency vehicles and vehicles of passengers travelling to the Airport, Old Delhi and New Delhi Railway Stations will be allowed to ply on the road network of New Delhi District.
No TSR and taxi will be allowed to enter or ply in the New Delhi District from 5 am on September 9 to 23:59 hours on September 10.