US President Joe Biden and World Leaders to Visit India for G20 Summit
US President Joe Biden and a group of other world leaders are scheduled to visit India in the second week of September for the G20 Summit. The main event will take place in the national capital on September 9-10 and is expected to be attended by 29 heads of states, along with top officials from the European Union, invited guest countries, and 14 heads of international organizations. Numerous hotels in the Delhi-NCR region have been designated for the attendees.
Closure of Offices and Establishments
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has approved a proposal for the closure of offices and commercial establishments in the Union Territory during the G20 Summit. Private and Delhi government offices will remain closed from September 8 to 10, and banks and commercial establishments, including markets in the New Delhi district, will also be shut during these three days. Schools and colleges will also remain closed during this time.
“We kindly request the esteemed authority to consider declaring a public holiday in Delhi from September 8 to 10 and ordering commercial and business establishments to remain closed in the indicated ‘controlled zone’ for the overall success of the summit,” wrote Special Police Commissioner Madhup Tiwari in a letter to the chief secretary on August 18.
- US President Joe Biden and other world leaders will visit India for the G20 Summit in September.
- The main event will be held in the national capital on September 9-10.
- Leading hotels in Delhi, including ITC Maurya and Taj Palace, have booked rooms for the attendees.
- President Biden will be accommodated in ITC Maurya, which has previously hosted other US Presidents.
- Chinese President Xi Jinping will stay at Delhi’s Taj Hotel, while UK’s Rishi Sunak will be hosted at Hotel Shangri-La.
- Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has approved the closure of offices and commercial establishments during the summit.
- Private and government offices, banks, and markets in New Delhi district will be closed from September 8 to 10.
- Schools and colleges will also remain shut during this time.
(With inputs from agencies)
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Updated: 23 Aug 2023, 05:50 AM IST
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