The G20 leaders summit is drawing closer and the administration is fully preparing for this major event. The event will see appearances by world leaders from around the world including US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Citing intense activity in the city surrounding the G20 Summit, the authorities have decided to close all banks in New Delhi from September 8 to 10.
This move to manage traffic congestion in the city during the G20 event will mark the arrival of many dignitaries.
“As most arrivals will take place on September 8, and delegates will depart for their respective countries on September 10-11, there will be heavy traffic movement that needs to be limited. to ensure the safe travel of delegates from the airport to the hotel and hotel. to other locations during the summit,” the Delhi Police Special Commissioner said in a letter to the Secretary-General.
Over the past few days, Delhi Police have been conducting mock drills around Pragati Maidan – the venue for the G20 Leaders Summit and around various hotels where officials are expected stay. Security forces conduct special drills during the preparation for the G20 event.
The Delhi government also announced a holiday at schools from September 8 to 10. According to the orders that have not yet been approved by LG, all the offices of the city government and City Corporation Delhi streets as well as private offices will remain closed.
Book a 5-star hotel in Delhi
India is hosting an epic G20 event and world-renowned leaders such as Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, Emanual Macron and Justin Trudeau will travel to New Delhi for the international event. According to reports, rooms for officials have been booked at top five-star hotels such as ITC Maurya, Taj Palace, The Oberoi, The Lodhi, The Imperial and Le Meridien.
Officials from respective countries’ respective missions are grappling with high taxes on hotels. “A hotel in Aerocity was quoted $20,000 a night for the best room. By comparison, the top suites in hotels in Rome during the G20 summit in 2021 cost a bit more. $4 lahks a night, while the price of a suite room in Bali during last year’s G20 Summit was in the $1.5 lahks,” said one of the people quoted above Hindustani Times.
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Updated: August 23, 2023, 08:30 PM IST