On the eve of the two-day G20 Leaders’ Summit in Delhi, security has been stepped up around the capital city, and restrictions on traffic rules went into effect on Friday.
Police officers began conducting car inspections early on Friday morning in Central Delhi and its surrounding districts.
The state-of-the-art control centre used by officials to meticulously monitor municipal developments makes use of a network of 5,000 CCTV cameras that are carefully positioned all throughout the city.
The control centre gets district-level video feeds, and two security teams rotate shifts to offer continuous, round-the-clock monitoring, according to the police.
Non-essential cars were instructed to utilise the Eastern and Western Peripheral Motorways and other detours from the city limits beginning at midnight on Thursday.
The following vehicles are prohibited from entering Delhi: Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs), Medium Goods Vehicles (MGVs), and Light Goods Vehicles (LGVs). A traffic advice states that cargo trucks carrying Essential Commodities with valid “No Entry Permissions,” such as milk, produce, fruits, and medical supplies, will be allowed entrance.
The Delhi Police have put in place a number of security precautions in anticipation of the high-profile event beginning on Saturday, including stationing trained markswomen and armed personnel at strategic areas, stepping up border area monitoring, and carrying out extensive security checks.
Delhi Police is supported in its efforts by a force of over 50,000 security guards, K9 dog squads, and mounted police units.
In order to avert any possible mishaps, security personnel are also on high alert.
At important facilities, police have positioned more checkpoints and intensified patrols.
Police have been urged to receive any reports of suspicious activity from the public.
Police underline the national and international implications of the many security threats related to the Summit.
An official said that “law and order challenges have occurred at previous summit locations as a result of protests by both international pressure groups and local organisations.”
Police and local organisations have worked together to solve the problem of monkeys and dogs in the region in order to guarantee the safety of G20 delegates visiting the Mahatma Gandhi monument at Rajghat in central Delhi.
“To reduce the presence of the monkey and dog during the delegates’ visit, we have asked the relevant authorities to deploy catchers. We have also hired snake catchers because of the neighbouring forest region, the spokesman stated.
These catchers will keep an eye on the area around Rajghat and alert the security staff.
India Gate and Kartavya Path are designated as a “controlled zone” by Delhi Police during the G20 Summit.