Approximately 80 departing and 80 arriving domestic flights to the Delhi Airport have been cancelled for three days from September 8 to 10 due to the G20 Summit which will be held in New Delhi.
A spokesperson for Delhi's IGI Airport said on Saturday they have received requests for the cancellation of approximately 80 departing and 80 arriving domestic flights from September 8 to 10 due to the G20 Summit which will be held in New Delhi. It added that the decision for the cancellations was made by the airlines "possibly in light of traffic restrictions due to the G20 Summit".
The G20 Summit will be held in New Delhi on September 9 and 10.
The spokesperson said the 160 cancellations amount to a “mere six per cent of the normal domestic operations” at the Delhi Airport. It added that international flights were not affected by the G20 Summit.
It also clarified that the cancellation of flights has no link to the parking of aircraft and the Delhi Airport is equipped with ample parking space.
The Delhi Police on Friday said road travel to the Delhi Airport will be affected from September 8 to 10 in view of the G20 summit. It asked the city’s residents to use the Delhi metro’s Airport Line for smooth and hustle-free movement.
In case people travelling to the airport choose to travel by road instead of the metro, they are advised to make travel plans with sufficient time in hand, said the Delhi Police.
As part of the preparation for the G20 Summit, the Delhi Police will also deploy tourist police vehicles at 21 locations in the city, which include Railway Stations, Airport Terminals, ISBT, Samadhis, popular markets and monuments like Red Fort, Akshardham, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun Tomb, etc.
Around 400 police personnel who were specifically trained for this will be deployed in these vehicles.
Article source: indiatoday.in