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Advanced Flood Prevention Measures for G20 Summit in Delhi

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Delhi is gearing up for the 18th G20 Summit, scheduled for September 9 and 10, with a strategic move to avert waterlogging or flood-related issues. To ensure a smooth and secure event, four heavy-duty mobile de-watering trucks have been brought in from Ahmedabad and deployed in critical areas like ITPO and Raj Ghat.

These specialized vehicles, equipped with high-capacity suction pumps, are a proactive measure by the Delhi Fire Services (DFS) to address any unforeseen contingencies, especially in light of recent heavy rainfall incidents around Raj Ghat and ITPO. Positioned strategically, two trucks are stationed at each of these locations and can be relocated as needed. These trucks are capable of rapid water suction at a remarkable rate of 10,000 liters per minute within a 15-meter radius and can operate continuously for 24 hours on a full tank of fuel.

Notably, these diesel-run vehicles feature environmentally-friendly BS-VI engines, minimizing both emissions and noise pollution, ensuring the safety and tranquility of the surrounding areas. Delhi Fire Service intends to acquire such vehicles on a permanent basis to enhance disaster response capabilities.

As world leaders and international organizations converge on Delhi for the G20 Leaders’ Summit, these preparedness efforts reflect the city’s commitment to hosting a successful and secure event. Delhi Police has also conducted rigorous vehicle checks across the capital to further ensure safety in the run-up to this significant global gathering.