As part of the safety preparations ahead of the G20 summit scheduled for September 9-10 in New Delhi, the Delhi Police has identified 39 metro stations as sensitive areas requiring enhanced security measures. These selected metro stations will experience temporary closures from September 8 to 10 due to security concerns. According to an official order issued by the Deputy Commissioner of Police for Delhi Metro, specific entry and exit gates at these 39 metro stations will be temporarily closed as part of heightened security measures.
Notably, five of these metro stations, namely Dhaula Kuan, Khan Market, Janpath, Supreme Court, and Bhikaji Cama Place, have been classified as particularly sensitive, leading to the complete closure of all entry and exit gates at these stations.
|Metro Stations which will remain completely closed during G20 Summit|
|Bhikaji Cama Place|
In addition to the aforementioned sensitive stations, specific entry and exit gates at several other metro stations will also be temporarily closed for security purposes. These stations encompass R.K. Puram, Munirika, Sadar Bazar Cantonment, IIT, and Moti Bagh.
|These Metro Stations will remain temporarily closed during G20 Summit|
|Sadar Bazar Cantonment|
Furthermore, the Delhi Metro system has introduced specialized ‘Tourist Smart Cards,’ which grant users unlimited access to the metro network. These cards are available in two categories and can be purchased starting today at select metro stations. However, please note that these Tourist Smart Cards will not be accessible at the Airport Express Line.
This initiative has been implemented to facilitate G20 delegates and international visitors who may wish to explore the capital city’s prominent tourist attractions during their stay in Delhi for the upcoming G20 summit.
The ‘Tourist Smart Cards’ can be acquired at 36 Metro stations and are offered in two categories: one-day validity and three-day validity cards, providing unrestricted access to the metro network.