With only a few days left before India presides over the prestigious G20 Summit, efforts are in full swing to restore and embellish the national capital.
Here is a look at the government’s preparation so far:
Civic agencies in charge of roads are sprucing up 66 arterial roads and stretches across key parts of the city. The roads being revamped under New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) include APJ Abdul Kalam road, Shanti Path, Sardar Patel Marg, Teen Murti Marg, NITI Marg, Tolstoy Marg, C-Hexagon Marg, Man Singh Road and Akbar Road. Apart from that, the MCD has identified four major roads for beautification. They are Bharatendu Harishchandra Marg, Maharaja Surajmal Marg, Somnath Marg and Vikas Marg.
The NDMC has installed flags, dynamic lights and decorative poles on Ranjit Singh and Safdarjung flyovers. Apart from that, the flyovers at Lajpat Nagar, Andrew Ganj, Moolchand, Bikaji Cama Place were also renovated.
The NDMC developed a “waste-to-wonder” park and installed a water fountain at Shanti Path. Besides, the Mehrauli Archaeological Park, Lodhi Garden, and parks present in Lajpat Nagar, Dilli Haat, Connaught Place and Garden of Five Senses have also been renovated.
The government has decided to give a facelift to 20 smaller monuments that are maintained by the archeological department. This is done by keeping the tourists in mind from the member countries apart from the delegates. Some of the monuments that are being renovated include Baba Ka Gumbad, Bhuli Bhatiyari ka Mahal, Gol Gumbad, Mutiny Memorial , Turkman Gate and Baradari to name a few.
5. Police Stations
In preparation for the upcoming G20 summit, 50 police stations are being renovated. As per officials, the police stations at Aman Vihar, Kalkaji, Connaught Place, North Avenue, Chanakyapuri, Parliament street and others will be refurbished with the official colour scheme of Delhi Police – red and blue
Apart from this, renovation of the hotels, making of sculpture, fountains and removal of solid waste are also being done for the summit.