ANI Photo | Preparations started in August itself: DCP Northeast Joy N Tirkey on G20 Summit

While the national capital is under a security blanket ahead of the big-ticket G20 summit starting Saturday, the commissioner of police for the Northeast district, Joy N Tirkey, said on Friday that preparations for the mega huddle of world leaders started in August itself. 
Speaking to ANI on Friday, Tirkey said, “We started our preparation in August itself. It was our build-up to the long checklist of things. We have identified the areas that have a history of communal violence and are conducting regular flag marches there.”
The G20 summit will witness the participation of several heads of state and delegates.
“We are patrolling the Yamuna as well, as the main venue of the summit, Bharat Mandapam, lies on the other side of the river. We are tracking the low-lying areas differently. We are using drones to keep vigil in the afternoon while at night, VLP (Very light Pistol) is being used to throw light into the tall bushes in those areas,” Tirkey said.
Meanwhile, the office of Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena on Friday informed through a release that he will keep a close tab of the security situation in the city from the Raj Niwas.
“He (L-G) will be in constant touch with the Command Room of the state-to-art Control Room of the Delhi Police Headquarters on September 9,” read the statement from Raj Niwas.
“He will remain in touch with the Police Commissioner and will keep an eye on every road and hotel detailed for G-20 requirements, apart from taking livestock of the development in the City, through the hi-tech gadgets installed at the Control Room,” it added.
India assumed the G20 presidency in December 2022 and will pass the mantle to Brazil at the end of its term in November this year.
The next G20 Summit will be hosted by Brazil where India will formally hand over the presidency of the bloc to the host country.
Prior to the G20 leaders’ summit, about 200 meetings were organised across 60 cities.
The 18th G20 Summit will be a culmination of all the G20 processes and meetings held throughout the year among ministers, senior officials, and civil societies

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