Sunday, February 15, 2009

NDMC gears up for 2010 Commonwealth Games

Taking a slew of measures to strengthen security, the NDMC is planning to impart commando training to firefighters and install CCTVs in various places including the 2010 Commonwealth Games stadia.

The New Delhi Municipal Council will also set up its own Disaster Management Centre and and procure a disaster response vehicle equipped with latest firefighting technology. "Under capacity-building programme, special training for staff in rescue, firefighting and communication by National Civil Defence College, Nagpur and commando training for firemen by Delhi police are to be taken up," NDMC Chairman, Parimal Rai told reporters here.

"We feel that some firemen who are well-built can be selected for commando training so that they can offer some initial resistance (during such incidents)," Rai said. He said as part of security review exercise, work has been awarded for installing CCTVs in major offices of NDMC besides in various stadia for the 2010 Games and the NDCC-Phase II complex that will work as the headquarters of the Games Secretariat.

The NDCC building will be given on Rs 2300 per sq ft rent to the Secretariat till April 2011, Rai added. "We also intend to set up a disaster management centre in New Delhi. The Ministry of Urban Development has been asked to provide the land for the purpose," he said.