With the G20 Summit approaching, folks in the capital city should be ready for some travel hiccups. This means there will be changes in the metro services, bus routes, and more. They’re closing down one of the metro stations, and there might be more restrictions.
The big change is at the Supreme Court metro station in Delhi. But don’t worry; all the other metro stations will keep running. They might close the entry and exit gates at a few stations for about 10-15 minutes for security reasons, but the trains will keep moving. This is what Delhi Traffic Special CP, Surender Yadav, told us.
The police and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation talked about safety and decided to close some gates at more than 20 metro stations from September 8th to September 10th.
They said gates 1, 2, and 3 at Khan Market station will be shut, but you can still use gate number 4. At Kailash Colony station, gate number 2 will be closed, but gate number 5 will stay open. They marked Janpath station as “sensitive” and will only keep gate number 2 open there. They also want all gates at Bhikaji Cama Place to be closed.
Good news for commuters at stations like Aero City, Dhaula Kuan, South Campus, Dwarka Sec-21, Panchsheel Park, Chirag Delhi, Greater Kailash, Nehru Enclave, Kalkaji Mandir, Rajiv Chowk, Chawri Bazar, and Chandni Chowk – no restrictions for you!
But that’s not all; there will be changes on the roads too. ISBT buses will have some detours starting at 5 AM on September 8th. They won’t be allowed to come in from Gurugram; instead, they’ll be directed through IFFCO Chowk to MG Road and then into the city via Mehrauli. Just remember, the controlled zone won’t have city bus service, as Surender Yadav explained during the briefing.