Mumbai glowing falsely with G20 summit

Mumbai G20 Summit BMC Beautification
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Slums are covered, temporary plantation done. Mumbai walls are painted and some timely decoration seen around city just to give feel good factor while delegates all over the world are here to attend and take a tour during G20 summits.

BMC got 20 crore budget to decorate the city. BMC staff’s leaves are called off. No government servants and police department granted leave during this week. All said and done Mumbai slums still pop up from different corners.

Meanwhile, the Mumbai Traffic Police on 12 December took to Twitter and said that slow traffic movement is expected in some areas owing to the G20 India Summit on 13 December.

The Mumbai Traffic Police on 12 December took to Twitter and said that slow traffic movement is expected in some areas owing to the G20 India Summit on 13 December.

As per the advisory, traffic movement will be slow Bandra, Kherwadi, BKC from 8.30 am-10 am and from 5.30 pm -11 pm, traffic movement will be slow from BKC, Kherwadi, Bandra, Worli Sea Link, Haji Ali, Bandstand, Air India, Regal Circle.

In a tweet, it wrote, “Due to a planned program of G20 India Summit on 13 Dec 2022, from 08.30 hrs to 10.00 hrs between Bandra, Kherwadi, BKC and from 17.30 hrs to 23.00 hrs from BKC, Kherwadi, Bandra, Worli Sea Link, Haji Ali, Bandstand, Air India, Regal Circle, traffic movement will be slow.”

India has assumed the G20 presidency at a time of multiple challenges, which include scarring from the COVID-19 pandemic, sharpened geopolitical tensions, rising food and energy security concerns, growing debt distress, inflationary pressures and monetary tightening, among others, it said, stressing that a key role of the G20 is to provide guidance in dealing with such challenges.

The first G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies (FCBD) meeting, jointly hosted by the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), is scheduled to be held during December 13-15 in Bengaluru.

The Indian G20 Presidency’s theme of ‘One Earth One Family, One Future’ will guide the G20 Finance Track discussions.

Approximately 40 meetings of the Finance Track will be held in several locations in India, which include meetings of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors. The discussions in the G20 Finance Track will ultimately be reflected in the G20 Leaders’ Declaration.