MCD plans to build G20 memorial park ahead of September summit: Official


With less than three weeks to go before the G20 Summit here, civic officials on Sunday said they aim to build a thematic park to commemorate India’s presidency of the bloc before the mega event.
The G20-themed park will be developed on the premises of an existing one in M Block of Greater Kailash 2.
“The park will have the logo of the G20 made in an artistic style, besides other artwork. It will also have stone sculptures of elephants and other animals to add to the charm,” a top Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) official said.
Asked about the project’s timeline, he said the aim is to “gift” the park to the people as soon as possible. “Since the G20 Summit begins on September 9, the target is to build it before the event,” he said. India assumed the G20 presidency on December 1, following which about 200 meetings have taken place under different tracks. The summit is scheduled for September 9-10. “We have planned a number of things to spruce up the city and improve civic amenities ahead of the summit. We plan to place more than a lakh flower pots at various prominent locations, extra dustbins will be kept in the streets to control littering at key location and markets,” a top MCD official had earlier said.
The redevelopment of Shaheedi Park was also taken up as part of the civic projects ahead of the summit.