News Reading Practice #7

(100 Day Challenge)


The Hindu Bureau | NEW DELHI

With more than 50,000 Delhi Police personnel on the ground and stringent traffic regulations in place in view of the G-20 Summit, the New Delhi district area on Friday wore a deserted look. The area was heavily barricaded, with the police checking all vehicles and IDs of those entering landmarks around the summit venue and hotels where the delegates are staying. All government, private, financial, and educational institutions in the area remained shut. The district has been designated as Controlled Zone-I from 5 a.m. on Friday till 11.59 p.m. on Sunday.

The movement of vehicles is being regulated, but residents and tourists staying in the area having valid identification documents are being permitted to travel, officials said. Delhi Traffic Police has restricted the entry of buses into Delhi from Rajokari border beginning Friday.

While the Delhi Metro started its services at 4 a.m. from the terminal stations on all lines of the network on Friday, commuters had to undergo enhanced security checking at key VVIP locations.

There were, however, no traffic restrictions in other districts of the national capital, officials said.


Curb – നിയന്ത്രണം, നിയന്ത്രിക്കുക, നിരോധിക്കുക (to control or limit something)

Kick in -
നിലവില്‍ വരുക (to begin to have an effect)

Wear -
ധരിക്കുക/അണിയുക (put on), കാണപ്പെടുക/പ്രത്യക്ഷപ്പെടുക (appear)

On the ground - സംഭവസ്ഥലത്ത് സജീവമാവുക (at the place of importance; actively engaged)

Stringent - കര്‍ശനമായ (strict or severe)

Traffic regulations - ഗതാഗത നിയന്ത്രണങ്ങള്‍ (traffic controls)

Summit- ഉച്ചകോടി (meeting)

Barricade (v) - വഴി അടയ്ക്കുക (prevent or delay the movement, block or defend with a barricade (n).)

Venue - വേദി (the place where something happens)

Delegate - പ്രതിനിധി (elected representative)

Remain Shut - അടഞ്ഞുകിടക്കുക (stay closed or not open)

Designated - നിര്‍ദ്ദേശിക്കപ്പെട്ട (assigned, allocated)

Regulate - നിയന്ത്രിക്കുക (control)

Valid Identification documents - സാധുവായ തിരിച്ചറിയല്‍ രേഖകള്‍. (official proof of a person's identity)

Restricted - പരിമിതപ്പെടുത്തി. (limited)

Commuters - സ്ഥിരയാത്രക്കാര്‍ (persons who travel on regular basis)

Undergo - വിധേയമാവുക (experience or be subjected to)

Enhanced security checking - തീവ്രമായ സുരക്ഷാപരിശോധന (intensified security checking)