Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) SS Yadav said in a press conference that there have been no modifications to the traffic advisory originally issued by the police on August 25
Essential services, including postal and medical services, as well as sample collections by pathology laboratories, will continue to operate throughout Delhi
The measures are part of the stringent security measures put in place in the national capital for the G20 Summit, which would be held on September 9 and 10
Services of platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Swiggy, Zomato, Zepto, among others, are set for disruption in the national capital, as the Delhi Police on Monday said online delivery services, excluding medicines, will be suspended in New Delhi district during the G20 Summit.
Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) SS Yadav said during a press conference that there have been no modifications to the traffic advisory originally issued by the police on August 25, news agency PTI reported.
“Essential services, including postal and medical services, as well as sample collections by pathology laboratories, will continue to operate throughout Delhi. However, in the New Delhi area, commercial activities will not be permitted. Online delivery services will be suspended, with the exception of medicine delivery,” he stated.
He added that valid permissions granted for essential services will be honoured.
Extensive preparations are underway in the national capital ahead of the G20 summit on September 9 and 10 in Delhi. As part of the stringent security measures, traffic diversions, restricted access to specific areas, and closures have been put in effect.
The summit is set to take place at the newly-constructed Bharat Mandapam convention centre at Pragati Maidan.
“Cloud kitchens and food deliveries, or any commercial deliveries like Amazon deliveries, will not be allowed as we have stopped commercial services in the NDMC area,” Yadav said as per another report.
Meanwhile, food delivery platforms, restaurant chains, and food services companies have appealed to the government to consider permitting food deliveries as an essential service.
In a letter addressed to the Delhi government, the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) has requested that food deliveries from restaurants should be allowed as was done during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Food and groceries are essential services. These deliveries were permitted even during Covid-19 lockdowns. From a consumer convenience perspective, it will be helpful if the government would permit these services, in compliance with guidelines” Dinker Vashisht, VP, public policy at Swiggy, told Inc42.