The email sent out by MakeMyTrip Care falsely claims that Delhi is closed from September 8 to 10, 2023. This is not true. Delhi is not closed and there are no travel restrictions in place. According to Delhi Police, the email sent by a travel company is completely untrue.
"The email sent out by MakeMyTrip falsely claims that Delhi is closed from September 08th to 10th, 2023. In wake of the G20 Summit, there will be restrictions in New Delhi District. We request MakeMyTrip to retract their email & issue a clarificationm," said Delhi Police on X.
Following this tweet by the Delhi Police, MakeMyTrip responded in the comment section, stating, "We acknowledge the concern. What our email meant was that Delhi's educational institutions, banks, financial institutions, and most offices will be closed, and there will be movement restrictions in the New Delhi district. The email may have caused a misunderstanding and is open to misinterpretation. We are immediately sending a clarification to the same email recipients."
MakeMyTrip sent another email to its customers and wrote, “We wish to clarify that essential services in the New Delhi district will remain open, and although the movement would be restricted, bona fide residents of the area will be allowed.”
In a separate tweet, the Delhi Police clarified that the entire city of Delhi is open, with only a small portion of the NDMC area subject to restrictions. The police also requested news agencies to publish accurate information in line with the advisories.
Meanwhile in a good gesture, Delhi police extended wishes to travel company saying, "Thank you, @makemytrip, for putting up our traffic advisories on your microsite and helping us disseminate the right information to make travel smooth for all in Delhi."
The national capital is geared up for the upcoming G20 Summit which is to be held between September 8 and September 10. The government has made several announcements regarding restrictions on various activities and traffic rules in the city.
Schools Open or Closed?
All government and private schools, boards, educational institutions etc. of Central and State Governments located in NCT of Delhi will remain closed between September 8 and September 10. All private offices, educational and other institutions located in Delhi will also remain closed.
Delhi Police's Latest Announcement
In a recent announcement made by the Delhi Police, the officials said that the city will not face any lockdown during the summit. The decision comes in response to rumours stating a possible lockdown in the national capital due to security concerns. Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has already approved the proposal of declaring a public holiday in the city from September 8 to 10, coinciding with the G20 Summit.
According to the proposal all schools and government offices, including MCD offices, will remain closed. The two-day G20 Summit will take place at Bharat Mandapam in Pragati Maidan on weekends from September 9 to 10. The movements of vehicles may be restricted in some areas and people are likely to be permitted for only essential travel and activities. However, normal activities may resume in the city by the afternoon of September 11.
About G20 Summit
India is hosting the G20 Summit and the main event will be held in New Delhi on September 9-10. The summit is likely to be attended by 29 heads of state as well as top officials of the European Union and invited guest countries and 14 heads of international organisations.
The Group of Twenty (G20) comprises Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the US, the UK and the European Union.