Lieutenant Governor V.K. Saxena on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to review preparations ahead of the G20 summit and other related events in Delhi. The G-20 is an unprecedented opportunity for Delhi to emerge as a city that will be ‘forever clean and forever happy’,” the LG said.
Saxena said the city’s infrastructure and landscape will be upgraded and renewed – an effort that will change the face of the national capital for a long time. The meeting was attended by Di CM Manish Sisodia, Minister Kailash Gahlot, Shri Raaj Kumar Anand, Principal Secretary, Commissioner of Police (NDMC), VC (DDA), Special Officer (MCD), Commissioner (MCD) and Heads. All concerned departments like PWD, DJB, DTC, Transport, Traffic, Health and Tourism. Raj Niwas released that he could not attend the meeting as the Prime Minister was upset.
Stating that the LG has personally taken many steps in the last 06 months, including the beautification of the road from IGI Airport to Daula Kuan, Saxena emphasized the need for complete renovation and beautification of the 8-event city. , starting March 1, 2023, the G-20 Foreign Ministers will meet in the city, culminating in the Heads of Government/State Summit on September 9-10, 2023. Other events to be held in Delhi include the Parliament-20 Summit. 4th meeting of Sherpa on June 5-6, 2023, 4th meeting of Finance and Central Bank Deputies on September 3-6, 2023, September 5, 2023 Joint meeting of Sherpa and Finance Deputies on September 6, 2023 Joint Financing and Energy Deputies meeting on September 7, 2023 and added information from the joint meeting of the Ministers of Energy.
The first event in March is just 108 days away, and the G-20 summit in September 2023 is just 250 days away, LG pointed out. , on the other hand, allowed the city to be extensively renovated and modernized in a maximum period of time.
He called for no disruption of coordination between the various implementing agencies and urged them all to work as a team. The Lt. Governor warned that any delay in delivery would be dealt with very seriously and strict action would be taken. Chief Minister Manish Sisodia described the upcoming summit and related events as a great opportunity for the city and a great responsibility for the success of the host city of Delhi.
Chairman (NDMC) identified the following as key areas to achieve the goals and targets in the timelines given in the piloted presentation:- Infrastructure of Delhi. These include improving road infrastructure, travel and transportation, improving pedestrian paths, updating signs, beautifying the lower part of overpasses, beautifying roads and footpaths, providing access to drinking water in public places, preventing water damage, and regular including taking effective and permanent measures. 06 of the 08 events were scheduled to be held in the city including the summit, so the rainy season is not active. At the same time, sanitation and beautification work will include total separation of Waste Management, installation of quality waste bins throughout the city, joint efforts to identify, clean and level all the central and side edges of all roads of the BHA and BHA. all the existing landfills to complete the Okhla landfill before the start of the event. In addition to these, beautification of markets and public places and installation of public sculptures throughout the city will be provided.
Major renovation, maintenance, beautification and lighting of facades of Qutub Minar, Lodi Gardens, Red Fort, Purana Quila, Humayun’s Tomb, Sunder Nursery etc. to showcase Indian culture. Apart from this, famous markets like Connaught Place, Chandni Chowk, Khan Market and Dilli Haat will be beautified and renovated. The G-20 delegation and guests will visit famous bazaars and Langars like Bangla Sahib and ISKCON Temple. Encouraging citizen participation and youth participation in cities to improve road and sanitation enforcement, G-20 marathons, weekend social events, Twitter/Instagram promotions, decorated autos/rickshaws, subways, buses, etc. such as organizing events. , essay writing, debates, art and photography contests, wall expressions on G-20 topics, model G-20 discussions, and more.
The summit document will capture lessons and experiences for future generations revolving around G-20 themes such as ‘Vasudhaive Kutumbakam’ and ‘Athiti Devobhava’, and ensure branding and communication exercises, the release added. Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot has said that all necessary steps for procurement of electric buses and branding of public transport will be completed in time.
In his closing remarks, Saxena reiterated that the G-20 summit was an important milestone that should be used to change the face of the national capital for a long time. He outlined the work to ensure architectural and aesthetic cohesion between Kartavya Road (Central Vista) where most visitors travel and other areas such as the Convention Center at Pragati Maidan.
He also highlighted the need for increasing 5G network in and around the summit venue, increasing hotels especially in NDMC area, introduction of double decker buses on limited roads and operation of Hop on Hop off (HoHo) buses. . (ANI)
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