« The walls, and tunnels of Delhi have undergone a thorough makeover, featuring fresh paint, revitalisation, and the installation of banners and flags, on Monday, in preparation for the upcoming Group of 20 (G20) summit.
Shailesh Kumar, a resident of Delhi, highlighted the nation’s commitment to democracy and freedom of expression while emphasising the importance of security measures in ensuring a smooth summit. He underscored that the responsibility for security measures falls on various agencies to minimize inconvenience to the public during the event.
“The disciplines since all the delegates are here the top leadership of the G20 nations would be here so it is definitely the responsibility of the other security agencies to put all the security measures in place. There could be the least minimum inconvenience to the public. I believe that the public is already educated and I don’t think that public is raising any outcry, » he said.
The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi aspires that the extensive endeavour to enhance the aesthetics of New Delhi, a ‘Beautification project’ with a budget of reportedly $120 million, will serve as a means to display the cultural excellence of India.
« It’s a very proud moment for India for its citizens and everyone including the political parties. India has an opportunity to showcase its diversity, its infrastructure, its economic promise,” Kumar added.
The Group of 20 (G20) consists of 19 countries, in addition to the European Union. Collectively, they represent approximately 85 per cent of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and account for two-thirds of the world’s total population. »