G20: Delhi engulfs in security blanket; online delivery services like Amazon, Swiggy to stay off road

The online delivery services will be shut for three days

Police-personnel-G20-summit-delhi-pti Police personnel outside Rajghat ahead of the G20 Summit, in New Delhi | PTI

Ahead of the G20 summit in New Delhi, food and e-commerce delivery personnel including Amazon, Flipkart, Swiggy and Zomato will stay off roads for three days from Friday.

In the wake of the world leaders arriving to attend the summit, Delhi Police has adopted tight security arrangements. According to police, food and commercial delivery services will be shut from Friday to Sunday.

During a press conference, S.S. Yadav, Special Commissioner of Police said that all cloud kitchens, commercial delivery services will be shut due to security reasons.

In the wake of the restrictions, the due deliveries from apps including Amazon, Flipkart will also be delayed.

Meanwhile, certain services including delivery of medical items are exempted from the restrictions. Lab test reports, sample collection will also be permitted throughout the city as well. Following required verification, vehicles for hotels, hospitals, and other significant installations in the district will be permitted. Services including housekeeeping, catering, and trash disposal will also be permitted after necessary security checks.

The summit will be held on Saturday and Sunday at the newly-built Bharat Mandapam International Exhibition-Convention centre.

In the wake of the traffic regulations, work-from-home facilities are provided for employees during the G20 days. For to and fro commutation from airport, railway station or bus terminals, the police advised people to follow updates on the ‘G-20 Virtual Help Desk’. G20 is likely to hit services of over 300 intercity and express trains. According to Northern Railway, services of 207 trains have been terminated, and terminals of 15 trains changed.


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