No-Go for Online Deliveries in Delhi During G20 Summit, With Some Exceptions

These measures only apply to areas under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

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Swiggy, Zomato, and Amazon delivery services will come to a standstill in parts of the national capital for three days, thanks to the high-profile G20 Summit.

The latest: Food and e-commerce delivery companies won't be allowed to operate from 8-10 September as part of the restrictions imposed by the Delhi Police during the Summit, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) SS Yadav said on Monday, 4 September.

  • All cloud kitchens, markets, commercial establishments, and commercial delivery services will also be suspended for three days, he added.

  • The restrictions are being imposed in all areas under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) such as Karol Bagh, Khan Market, Chandni Chowk, Civil Lines, Sarojini Nagar, and Rohini among others.

Yes, but: Medicines and other essential items will still be delivered to your doorstep. Postal services, lab sample collections, vehicles for hotels and hospitals, and services involved in housekeeping, catering, trash disposal, etc, will be permitted (after verification), Special CP Yadav informed.

In a nutshell: The G20 Summit is being hosted by India in New Delhi's Pragati Maidan on 9 and 10 September. It is one of the largest multilateral gatherings, which will see participation from over 40 world leaders and heads of international agencies.


PSA: Metro services (except for the Supreme Court stop) in Delhi will not be affected by the G20 Summit security restrictions. ''There might be closure of gates for 10-15 minutes at stations due to VIP movement and security restrictions," Yadav said.

Anything else? Yes, Delhi Police personnel have swapped out WhatsApp for a homegrown alternative called Sandes due to security reasons.

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"Inspectors to Special CP-rank officers have been asked to download this app for all G20-related communication. Information to all constables to sub-inspectors will be shared verbally," The Indian Express reported.

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