G20 Summit: Closure Of Schools And Offices In Delhi From September 8 To 10

The Delhi Police requested the Delhi Chief Secretary to declare a public holiday in Delhi from September 8 to 10 for the G20 Summit. They also requested that the Chief Secretary Order commercial and business establishments remain closed in the "controlled zones" during the summit.

In response to a request from the Delhi Police, the Delhi government has announced that all schools, offices, and NDMC market areas will be closed from September 8 to 10 due to the G20 Summit. The police had requested that the Chief Secretary declare a public holiday in Delhi during these days and order commercial and business establishments to remain closed in the "controlled zones".

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has given his approval to the proposal, which will now be forwarded to the Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG). According to India Today, September 7 is a gazetted holiday and September 9 is the second Saturday, so only September 10, Friday will be a school holiday.

All schools and government offices, including MCD offices, will be closed on these dates. The decision was made to facilitate the movement of VIPs and to make necessary arrangements for their routes. The main concern is to ensure that the general public does not face any undue inconvenience due to these restrictions.

In addition to schools and government offices, all private offices and institutions, banks and financial institutions, and shops and commercial establishments in the Delhi Police's New Delhi district will also be closed from September 8 to 10.

This has already been announced by the administration. Last week, Special Police Commissioner Madhup Tiwari of the Delhi Police wrote to the Chief Secretary, recommending that the government declare a public holiday from September 8 to 10.

US President Joe Biden, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and other heads of state will visit India for the G20 Summit. White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday that Biden will be in India from September 7 to 10 to attend the summit. Biden will hold several bilateral meetings while in India, but he did not provide any details.