New Delhi: Ahead of G20 meeting Carcade rehearsal leads to traffic congestion

New Delhi: A rehearsal for the G20 summit causes traffic congestion


Special arrangements for the carcade rehearsal, which is scheduled to start next month in the nation’s capital under India’s presidency, have caused traffic congestion on some roads, according to Delhi Traffic Police.

Delhi Traffic Police took to X (formerly Twitter) and said “Due to carcade rehearsal and special traffic arrangements, some congestion is expected on Salimgarh Bypass, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Bhairon Marg, Mathura Road, C-Hexagon, Sardar Patel Marg and Gurgaon Road till 11 AM. Commuters are advised to plan their journey accordingly.”
Earlier, on August 21, Delhi traffic police conducted a mock drill exercise on major roads connecting Pragati Maidan – the main venue of the summit, with various hotels in the City, to review restriction and diversion arrangements.

As part of the exercise, several teams of traffic police officers were stationed at various intersections, and barricades were built at intersections and diversion points. The summit will take place at the recently opened Bharat Mandapam International Exhibition and Convention Center at Pragati Maidan. A few months ago, Delhi Police began making plans and training personnel who would be sent to various locations.

Police are also teaching their employees how to handle chemical and biological weapons while emphasizing their soft skills. On September 9–10, the state-of-the-art Bharat Mandapam convention center at Pragati Maidan will host the G20 Summit. The G20 Leaders’ Summit is anticipated to draw numerous heads of state and diplomats, including US President Joe Biden, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and French President Emmanuel Macron.