G20 Summit: In light of the G20 Summit, the traffic department intends to impose limitations on heavy vehicle travel from Noida to Delhi between September 7 and 10. As a measure, these vehicles will be redirected via the Eastern Peripheral Expressway.
Which vehicle to have easy entry?
DCP (traffic) Anil Kumar Yadav has shared that the Delhi traffic department has released a guideline that limits the access of heavy, medium, and light goods vehicles to the city amid the international summit. Exclusive permission for entry will be granted solely to vehicles transporting essential commodities like milk, vegetables, fruits, and medical supplies, provided they possess valid ‘no entry permissions’ for Delhi.
He stated, “We will hold a meeting with our Delhi counterpart on Friday and announce further measures for restricting traffic movement from Noida to the capital.” Every day, thousands of goods carriers traverse the three primary routes – DND Flyway, Kalindi Kunj, and Chilla regulator – linking Noida and Delhi. Police authorities have indicated that drivers will be directed to execute a U-turn towards the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) in order to proceed with their journey.
Delegates from various nations, including the US, UK, Russia, China, Canada, Germany, and Japan, are set to attend and reside in the capital during the summit gatherings scheduled at Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan. In accordance with a directive from the Delhi Police, all establishments including offices, restaurants, malls, and markets will be shut in New Delhi starting from September 8.
Authorities clarify on using the routes
The authorities have clarified that residents within the region will have unrestricted entry and exit privileges, while external people will require special passes. Additionally, the advisory outlines that non-essential vehicles will be rerouted towards the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways, as well as other alternative routes.
Travellers, particularly those heading to destinations like IGI Airport, New Delhi, and Old Delhi railway stations, have been encouraged to organise their travel in alignment with the recommended routes and allocate ample time for their journeys. Law enforcement officials have stressed the importance of using the Metro system during the summit to circumvent any potential inconvenience.