Delhi government has directed shop owners, businesses and other commercial establishments to provide paid leaves to their employees in during the G20 Summit, that is, on September 8, 9 and 10.
The government had earlier announced a public holiday in the capital city from 8 September to 10 September for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. The event is set to occur at the recently built convention centre situated in Pragati Maidan, within the New Delhi area.
Following this, all proprietors operating shops, commercial ventures and enterprises within the boundaries of New Delhi and the National Capital Territory (NCT) are obligated to cease their activities during the said time period. Furthermore, the authorities had proclaimed the temporary shutdown of banks, financial entities, and business establishments situated in the region.
The event will host 29 national leaders, in addition to prominent representatives from the European Union (EU), guest countries, and 14 leaders heading international organisations.
The government has also ensured stringent security measures to safeguard the well-being of the heads of state and their delegates throughout their time in Delhi. For added security reinforcement, personnel from the National Security Guard (NSG) and skilled military snipers will be stationed within tall structures adjacent to the event venues.
Moreover, to enhance coordination at the event venues, security agencies are integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems. This will also help in ensuring an absolute security across the designated event sites.