G20 Summit : The International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC), popularly known as Bharat Mandapam, is where the Summit will take place at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan.
Officials from India announced on Wednesday that flights carrying VIPs will begin landing in Delhi on Thursday at 7 p.m. and the last round of arrivals will be around Friday midday as the country prepares to welcome visitors for the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
Around 55 VVIP flights, which are scheduled to arrive at Delhi’s IGI airport late on Sunday night, according to officials with knowledge of the situation.
“VVIP flights will begin landing in Delhi around 7 o’clock onward. While many VVIPs are likely to fly on their own private jets, some are reportedly apparently using their country’s airline. One of the individuals aware of the change, however, claimed that all flights carrying dignitaries will be treated as VVIP, and protocols will be followed appropriately.
A second official stated that “Dignitaries from a few neighboring countries are expected to fly using their national airline’s aircraft.”
G20 Summit : The Safdarjung airport will be closed from Friday to Sunday, and only the military helicopters on VVIP missions and the Indian Air Force helicopters will be permitted to take off and land, according to the officials close to the development.
“VVIP and chartered flights are used by the majority of the incoming visitors. In cooperation with many organizations, including the Delhi Police and the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), we have set up the necessary parking spaces, said Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO of Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL), on Wednesday.
Business visitors arriving on chartered flights will arrive at the GA (general aviation) terminal. The majority of the aircraft will land at terminal 3, while the Air Force One and a few other aircraft will land at Palam Air Force Station, according to an airport official. The official added that a special area has been created for all guests traveling for the event in order to facilitate quicker clearance through immigration and customs.
According to the official, three ceremonial lounges have been set up to host heads of state and other VVIPs.
The representative also suggested that there might be more detours and loops. According to protocol, a separation of 2000 nautical miles would be kept between a civil aircraft and all VVIP aircraft, and priority landings may result in multiple go-arounds and, in some situations, a diversion, the official said.
The G20 Summit, which is taking place this weekend in the nation’s capital and will feature top world leaders like US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, is a highly anticipated occasion.
The International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC), popularly known as Bharat Mandapam, is where the Summit will take place at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan.
On July 26 of this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened this complex. Modern amenities like a convention center, exhibition spaces, and an amphitheater are available there.
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