7 September 2023, Mumbai: In preparation for the upcoming G20 Summit, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made operational adjustments, particularly concerning the Supreme Court Metro Station. This station, situated in close proximity to Pragati Maidan, the G20 Summit venue, will experience passenger restrictions on September 9 and 10. While there have been claims of selected metro station closures for security reasons from September 8-10, DMRC has clarified that all other metro stations will remain accessible to the public during this period, except the Supreme Court Metro Station.
Supreme Court Metro Station Restrictions
During the G20 Summit, passengers will neither be allowed to board nor deboard at the Supreme Court Metro Station on September 9 and 10 due to security considerations. The decision is aimed at ensuring the safety and security of the event. However, the DMRC indicates that security agencies may temporarily regulate entry or exit at certain metro stations within the New Delhi district on September 9 and 10 to facilitate the movements of VVIP delegations.
Early Metro Services and Parking Changes
In light of the G20 Summit, the Delhi Metro will initiate services early, commencing at 4 AM from terminal stations across all metro lines from September 8 to 10. This change is intended to accommodate the general public, police personnel, and staff from various assisting agencies involved in maintaining security, law and order, and traffic arrangements for the summit. Additionally, parking facilities at Supreme Court, Patel Chowk, and R K Ashram Marg metro stations will be closed from 4 AM on September 8 until noon on September 11 to facilitate these operational adjustments.
The G20 Summit at Pragati Maidan
The G20 Summit, a significant international event, is scheduled to be held from September 9 to 10 at the newly-constructed international convention and exhibition center known as Bharat Mandapam, located at Pragati Maidan. This summit is expected to bring together leaders from various countries to discuss global economic and political matters.The DMRC’s measures aim to ensure the smooth and secure operation of the Delhi Metro during the G20 Summit while also facilitating the movement of attendees, law enforcement personnel, and support staff.