New Delhi, March 9: As heads of the states from 23 nations including France, Australia and Sri Lanka will BE in the national capital for the first International Solar Alliance Summit, several roads would be closed due to frequent/continuous VIPs movement.

The Summit is being co-hosted by India and France to promote solar energy. “Besides 23 heads of states senior country representatives including deputy prime ministers and energy ministries have confirmed their participation so far in the day lone Ist ISA Summit on March 11, 2018,” an official said.

President Ram Nath Kovind will co-host the summit with French President Emmanuel Macron at Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Cultural Centre. It will focus on various aspects of promoting solar energy in 121 countries associated with International Solar Alliance (ISA) like credit mechanism, crowd funding and sharing of technology breakthroughs.

The Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory asking people to avoid these routes from March 9 to 12:

Satya Marg
Shanti Path
R/A Teen Murti
South Avenue Road
Dara Shukoh Road
Akbar Road
Krishna Menon Marg
Vijay Chowk
Mother Teresa Crescent Road
Sardar Patel Marg
Panchsheel Marg
San Martin Marg
Kautilya Marg
Tyag Raj Road
Safdarjung Road
Kushak Road
K Kamraj Marg
Dr Rajendra Prasad Road
Maulana Azad Road
Moti Lal Nehru Marg
Tuglak Road
Ashok Road
Man Singh Road
Firoze Shah Road
Windsor Place
Mandi House
Barakhamba Road
Zakir Hussain Marg
Subramanium Bharti Marg
Rajesh Pilot Marg
Rafi Marg
C-Hexagon, India Gate
Shah Jahan Road
Tilak Marg
Kasturba Gandhi Marg
Gurugram Road from RTR Flyover to Dhaula Kuan
Parade Road
Thimayya Marg
Terminal T-3 Road

The Summit will discuss various projects being prepared by different countries in areas including rural electrification, off grid solar, water supply and irrigation.

India has set an ambitious target of having 100 GW of solar energy capacities by 2022. It is close to achieving 20 GW in the current fiscal itself and plans to auction 30 GW solar projects each in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

With inputs from PTI