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Prime Minister to address 90th Interpol general assembly on Tuesday; traffic restrictions in Delhi

The meeting is taking place in India after a gap of about 25 years, it was last held in 1997

PTI New Delhi Published 18.10.22, 09:40 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday address the 90th Interpol general assembly that will be attended by delegations from 195 member countries comprising ministers, police chiefs of countries, heads of national central bureaus and senior police officers.

The general assembly will be held from October 18 to 21 here.

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Prime Minister Modi will address the 90th Interpol general assembly on October 18 at around 1:45 PM in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

The meeting will be attended by delegations from 195 Interpol member countries comprising ministers, police chiefs of countries, heads of national central bureaus and senior police officers.

The general assembly is Interpol's supreme governing body and meets once a year to take key decisions related to its functioning.

The meeting is taking place in India after a gap of about 25 years, it was last held in 1997.

India's proposal to host the Interpol general assembly in 2022 at New Delhi coinciding with celebrations for the 75th year of India's independence was accepted by the assembly with overwhelming majority.

The event provides an opportunity to showcase the best practices in India's law and order system to the entire world, the statement said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Interpol President Ahmed Naser Al Raisi and Secretary General Jurgen Stock as well as the CBI director will be present on the occasion.

Traffic restrictions in Delhi, jams likely

Commuters in Delhi are likely to face traffic snarls on Tuesday due to restrictions announced in view of the 90th Annual General Assembly of the Interpol at Pragati Maidan.

In an advisory, the Delhi Traffic Police said the delegates participating in the conference are staying in seven hotels -- The Lalit, The Imperial, Shangri La, Le Meridien, The Oberoi, Hyatt Regency and The Ashok -- and are expected to travel to Pragati Maidan, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and the airport.

Various traffic measures have been put in place to ensure smooth transportation for the delegates, it said.

The traffic volume on Ashoka Road, Janpath, Firoz Shah Road, Barakhamba Road, Sikandra Road, Mathura Road, Bhairon Road, Subramaniam Bharti Marg, Dr Zakir Hussain Marg, Rajesh Pilot Marg, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Marg, Kamal Ataturk Marg is being regulated, the advisory said.

Traffic volume on Panchsheel Marg, Shantipath, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Maharishi Raman Marg, Bhishma Pitamah Marg, Sardar Patel Marg, Dhaula Kuan flyover, Gurgaon Road, Mehram Nagar Tunnel, Aerocity and T3 Approach Road is also being regulated, it added.

In view of the expected increase in the volume of vehicles in Lutyens' Delhi, the traffic police had advised organisations in the area to either allow their employees to work from home or opt for staggered working hours for four days.

Commuters could encounter delays around the New Delhi district, the traffic police said and advised people to consider alternative routes during the specified period.

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