Kejriwal govt fully prepared to welcome G20 guests: Atishi

The Delhi government has also undertaken the redevelopment and beautification of several major road stretches

NEW DELHI | Updated: 08 September, 2023 10:22 am IST
All preparations to welcome the G20 summit guests in Delhi have been completed, says Delhi's PWD Minister Atishi

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government has completed all preparations for the upcoming G20 summit, which will be held in the city from September 9 to 10, minister Atishi said on Thursday.

The summit will be attended by leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies, as well as representatives from international organizations.

On chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s instructions, the government has undertaken a major beautification and infrastructure upgrade in the city in the past few months. The gathering will see participation of world leaders like US President Joe Biden, Italy Prime Giorgia Meloni, UAE President HH Shaikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, France President Emmanuel Macron.

One of the key projects undertaken by the government is the construction of an integrated transit corridor around the ITPO complex, where the G20 summit will be held. This corridor will provide a dedicated road network for the delegates, and will also help to ease traffic congestion in the area.


The government has also undertaken the redevelopment and beautification of several major road stretches in the city, including Ring Road, Aurobindo Marg, Vikas Marg, Lodhi Road, and Rajghat. These roads have been redesigned to European road standards, and will provide a smooth and comfortable ride for the delegates.

In addition to the roadworks, the government has also planted over 1.65 lakh plants and trees in the city, and has installed 31 statues and 90 fountains. These measures will help to improve the aesthetic appeal of the city and make it more welcoming to the delegates.

The government has also declared a holiday for three days (September 8, 9, and 10) during the G20 summit. This will help to ensure that the delegates have a smooth and uninterrupted experience during their stay in the city.

Speaking about the preparations, PWD Minister Atishi said, “All preparations to welcome the G20 summit guests in Delhi have been completed. It is a matter of pride for our country that heads of state from various nations will be attending the G20 summit in India. The government is confident that Delhi will undoubtedly leave a long-lasting impression on these esteemed delegates.”


Urban development minister Saurabh Bharadwaj remarked, “In conjunction with the Delhi Government, the MCD has also worked tirelessly to ready Delhi for the G20 summit. The major works done for G20 are primarily under the jurisdiction of either PWD or MCD.”

He emphasized that both agencies have been working tirelessly for several months to prepare Delhi for the G20 summit. The MCD has rejuvenated various markets in Delhi, including South Extension Market Part 1-2, Lajpat Nagar Market, PVR Anupam Cinema Market, Saket, RK Puram, and Char Minar Park-Mahipalpur area. Additionally, a G20 park has been established in GK 2 Market, and sculptures made from 250 metric tonnes of waste have been showcased around ITPO. The Shaheedi Park, dedicated to martyrs on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg near Delhi Gate, has also been developed by the MCD. Municipal corporations have also undertaken beautification and sanitation efforts in multiple areas.

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