Interpol’s 90th Annual General Assembly will take place in Pragati Maidan in New Delhi from October 18–21. There will be delegations from 195 nations at the event. On October 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally open the Assembly, and on October 21, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will deliver the closing remarks.
According to a senior member of the Delhi Traffic Police, accommodations for the delegates’ stay have been made at The Lalit, The Imperial, Shangri-La, Le Meridien, The Oberoi, Hyatt Regency, and The Ashok hotels.
Between their lodgings, Pragati Maidan, JLN Stadium, and the Airport, the delegates will be moving. Several traffic control measures will be put into place, according to an official, to ensure that delegates may travel easily from their lodgings to Pragati Maidan.
To ensure the smooth movement of the delegates, the traffic volume will be controlled on Ashoka Road, Firoz Shah Road, Janpath, Barakhamba Road, Sikandra Road, Bhairon Road, Mathura Road, Subramaniam Bharti Marg, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Marg, Panchsheel Marg, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Kamal Attaturk Marg, Shantipath, Maharshi Raman Marg, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Bhishma Pitamah Marg, Sardar Patel Marg, Gurgaon Road, Aerocity and T3 Approach Road, Dhaula Kuan Flyover and Mehram Nagar Tunnel.
It’s necessary to lessen the amount of traffic on the district’s roadways, and this may be done with the help of businesses, organisations, and people. Employees can be encouraged to take public transportation, to work from home if they like, and to stagger their working hours.
According to the Delhi Traffic Police spokesman, people may assist by delaying needless travel plans, using buses and metro rail for necessary travel, and avoiding roads in the New Delhi District.
He warned that commuters near the New Delhi district would experience delays and might want to think about taking alternate routes.
The national capital’s police force and security services are both on high alert.
According to a senior official, a conference was recently conducted to assess security and potential threats during the four-day event, in which 195 nations are scheduled to participate, as well as the current holiday season.
“Senior representatives from the Intelligence Bureau (IB), Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Delhi Police, and other relevant agencies attended the conference. In the discussion, security was reviewed in detail at the hotels where delegations would stay, along with the travel itinerary and security precautions at the location of the conference “he said.
For the security of the event, which is scheduled to take place at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi between October 18 and 21, more than 4,000 Delhi police officers from security units as well as others from Crime Branch, local police stations, paramilitary, and reserve police personnel have been deployed. CCTV monitoring is being done in a control room.
Delhi Police has taken over the security of The Lalit, Shangri-la, Hyatt Regency, The Imperial, and other five-star hotels in New Delhi and South West Delhi.
“In and around the hotels where delegates would stay while attending the event, Delhi Police officers have been stationed. Cops in plain clothes have also been stationed at the places to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity or unidentified individuals,” he said.