For Delhi Police, G20 Cavalcades Have been The Massive Problem

New Delhi:

The duty of managing cavalcades of world leaders was the hardest a part of the job throughout the lately concluded G-20 meet, varied officers of Delhi Police have agreed. What difficult it was that three world leaders — together with US President Joe Biden — insisted on flying in their very own hi-tech private autos and having large cavalcades.

Throughout his go to to the nationwide capital, Mr Biden travelled in “The Beast” — the US Presidential Cadillac, that was flown to India from the US in a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. Mr Biden had the longest cavalcade — 50 vehicles.

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan additionally acquired their very own fleets.

“Managing carcades of so many visiting heads of states was probably the most difficult work throughout G 20 summit,” Madhup Tiwari, the Particular Commissioner (Safety) instructed Ednbox.

As many as 28 nation heads and 13 worldwide organisational heads participated within the G20 meet and most of them had been shifting in bullet-proof vehicles in Delhi. Bullet proof vehicles had been offered to VIPs after risk assessments.

To maintain a monitor of so many VIP carcades, the Delhi Police had launched a carcade administration system which was being managed through management room.

“We had been monitoring all vehicles on actual time foundation all through the summit,” a senior police officer stated.

Every group had a chosen timeframe for motion.

Mr Biden’s cavalcade was to achieve the Mahamandapam in 14 minutes from Maurya Sheraton. United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s carcade was allowed seven minutes as he was staying in Shangri-La Resort.

The Turkish President was staying in Oberoi whereas the Saudi Prince was in Resort Leela.

“All drivers of VVIP vehicles had been from CRPF and had been very exact of their timings,” an official defined.

All drivers allotted to VIP fleets had been shortlisted from contingents which had been both connected with the Particular Safety Group or the Nationwide Safety Guards  

“We had the very best staff. Even the ladies officers who had been with spouses of visiting VIPs, had been skilled by the CISF (Central Indian Safety Forces). All of them labored as a staff and never as completely different parts derived from varied swimming pools,” he added.