Monday, February 16, 2009

Delhi to be projected in a better manner during 2010 Games

Chief Minister Sheila Dixit asked tourism officials to take steps to project the capital ‘in a better manner’ during the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held here.

‘There must be a single goal to project Delhi in a better manner during the Commonwealth Games so that tourists and players could have a feel of their memorable stay,’ Dikshit stated.

The directions to the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC) were given at a review meeting of the departments of tourism, art and culture and archaeology.

The chief minister also asked officials to upgrade existing Delhi Haats, and arrange for better tourist buses, modern information kiosks and special packages for tourists to visit Jaipur and Agra.

‘Delhi must have a look of a lively city. A number of parks have been selected where live cultural performances will be organised to disseminate the concept of unity in diversity of our country,’ Dikshit added.

She said the information and broadcasting ministry was requested to provide best feature films to enable the city to screen them in selected cinema halls during the Games.

An official statement said the Delhi government would arrange for tourist maps at the airport, railway stations, bus terminals and Metro stations and install steel plaques at the Heritage sites for visitors. Special badges are planned to be issued to taxi and auto rickshaw drivers.