G20 Summit: Delhi school and offices to remain closed from September 8 to 10
Reports suggest that certain educational institutions could be advised to switch to online classes or even remain closed during the summit.
New Delhi: As preparations for the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Delhi continue, it’s anticipated that the event might disrupt the operation of some schools and colleges. Reports suggest that certain educational institutions could be advised to switch to online classes or even remain closed during the summit.
To effectively manage traffic and make use of private infrastructure during the G20 Summit, the Delhi government is considering declaring September 8 (Friday) as a holiday. This would lead to both schools and offices being closed. Moreover, the remaining two days of the summit will conveniently fall on the weekend, according to sources cited by The New Indian Express.
In an alternative scenario, some schools and colleges might be asked to shift to online learning mode. Additionally, some offices could be encouraged to adopt a work-from-home setup between September 8 and 11, as reported by TNIE based on insider information. Authorities are expected to issue guidelines promoting only essential travel and activities during these four days.
Bharat Arora, the president of the private schools association in Delhi, expressed support for the Government of India’s efforts in hosting the G20 Leaders’ Summit. He welcomed global leaders and assured that private schools are united in ensuring a smooth event. He also hinted that private schools may opt for online learning during the period from September 8 to 11.
During the summit in the national capital, there’s a possibility of travel restrictions and route redirection. This is because G20 delegates will need to move within the city, traveling from their hotels to the International Exhibition cum Convention Centre at Pragati Maidan, as reported by the English daily. To manage the flow of traffic and crowds at crucial public places, the Delhi government is expected to take necessary measures.