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G20 2023: New Delhi is ready to host the historical summit

G20 2023, New Delhi, India

India is ready to host the historic 18th summit of G-20 nations in New Delhi from September 9-10. The powerful leaders from around the world will arrive in New Delhi on Friday, 8th September. The summit is going to take place in the Bharat Mandapam International Exhibition-Convention Centre (IECC) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This is going to be the first G20 summit to be held in India as well as in South Asia. The summit will be chaired by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. The National Capital Territory of Delhi is on high alert and section 144 of the Indian Section Penal Code has been Imposed until the summit is over. Even schools, colleges, and offices are closed in the capital. 


The Delhi Traffic Police advises that people keep the following things in mind when coming out to Delhi;


  • Airport, Trains, metro services, interstate buses, city buses and taxi services will operate as usual, however some services will be affected and restricted.


  • Metro services are available to commuters at all metro stations except the Supreme Court station.


  • City buses will operate on the ring road and road network after the ring road to the Delhi border. These buses are allowed to leave from Delhi. However, the intercity bus service is not available in the New Delhi area. 


  • TSRs and taxis will not be allowed to enter or drive in the New Delhi area on September 9 from 5:00 am to 11:59 pm 10 September. 


  • The Delhi Traffic Police and local authorities are regularly providing information on traffic management, diversions and alternative routes through various communication channels such as social media to make the whole process easy for civilians.


G20, India has set six goals for the G20 dialogue by 2023:

  • Green development, climate finance and Life,
  • Accelerated inclusive and sustainable economic growth, 
  • Accelerating the achievement of sustainable development goals, 
  • Technological change and digital public infrastructure,
  • Multilateral institutions of the 21st century, and
  • Women-led development. 


Officials say the African Union may join the G20 and give it voting rights. The G20 countries support this proposal but the decision is pending. This is one of the main agenda items at the G20 summit in Delhi. In an interview on 26 August 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed optimism about the developing agenda of the G20 under the chairmanship of India, which is moving towards a people-centred approach to development aligned with the challenges of the Global South.


Along with the G20 members, leaders from the different countries including Bangladesh, Comoros, Egypt, Mauritius, Netherlands, Oman, Singapore, Spain, and United Arab Emirates. Apart from these, there are some International organisations also have been invited to attend the summit in New Delhi such as the Asian Development Bank, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, Financial Stability Board, International Monetary Fund, International Labour Organisation, International Solar Organisation, Organisations for Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations, World Bank, World Health Organisation, and World Trade Organisation.

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