The Delhi Police arrested two persons, including a juvenile, in the wee hours of Sunday following a brief exchange of fire near the 3rd Pushta, Metro Yard, in North-East Delhi.
In view of the upcoming G20 Summit in the national capital, the Delhi Police on Wednesday urged people to avoid walking and cycling near India Gate and Kartavya Path areas.
India is all set to host the G20 Summit in New Delhi on September 9-10. World leaders will arrive in New Delhi to attend the G20 Summit. The international event will be held at the state-of-the-art Bharat Mandapam Convention Centre at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Addressing a press briefing, Special Commissioner of Police, Traffic, SS Yadav said: “We have appealed to the citizens to avoid going out for walking, picnic or cycling in the India Gate or Kartavya Path area.”
In a message to commuters, the Delhi Traffic Police said bus and metro services, with partial restrictions, will be available during the mega summit.
“Only New Delhi and NDMC have been included in the controlled zone. Bus services and metro services will be available. The services at Pragati Maidan and Supreme Court metro station will be affected,” he said, adding that online delivery of essential services will be allowed.
“But, Swiggy, Domino’s food delivery will not be allowed in the New Delhi area,” he added.
The senior official also advised the general public to download the indigenous MapmyIndia app, which will help commuters take alternative routes and reach their destination.
“It is advised for the people to use MapmyIndia app which is an indigenous navigation application so that it becomes easier for people to reach their destination,” Yadav added.
India assumed the G20 Presidency on December 1 last year with the theme — ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’ and about 200 meetings related to G20 were organised in 60 cities across the country.