In preparation for the 18th G20 Summit scheduled to be held on September 9th and 10th, 2023, at Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, the city’s traffic authorities have put in place extensive regulations to ensure public safety and smooth conduct of the event. The Summit will bring together Heads of State, Heads of Government, and Heads of International Organizations from the G20 Member and Invitee countries.
As per a recently released traffic advisory, commercial vehicles, including Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), Medium Goods Vehicles (MGVs), and Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs), will not be allowed to enter Delhi as long as the Summit is active. However, commercial vehicles carrying essential commodities such as medical supplies, vegetables, fruits, and more, with valid permission will be allowed to enter the city. Additionally, buses and general traffic that are already present within Delhi will be allowed on the ring road networks and towards the Delhi borders.
All types of goods vehicles and commercial vehicles will not be allowed to ply on Mathura Road (beyond Ashram Chowk), Bhairon Road, Purana Quila Road and inside Pragati Maidan Tunnel from 0000 hours on the intervening night of 07 & 08.09.2023 to 2359 hours on 10.09.2023. Plus, specific roads, including Mathura Road beyond Ashram Chowk, Bhairon Road, Purana Quila Road, and the Pragati Maidan Tunnel, will be off-limits to all types of goods vehicles and commercial vehicles during the Summit.
Authorities have also set up controlled and regulated zones within the city, with New Delhi District being declared a ‘Controlled Zone-I’ and the area inside the Ring Road designated as a ‘Regulated Zone’. These zones will have varying levels of vehicular access based on the nature of the vehicles and the event’s security requirements.
For more information on traffic regulations and detailed route maps, residents and visitors are encouraged to refer to official government announcements and online resources.