Sunday, March 8, 2009

Rs 80 crore for 2010 Commonwealth Games security

To ensure foolproof security and prevent any Lahore-like attack on sportsmen during the Commonwealth Games, the Centre has sanctioned nearly Rs 80 crore to Delhi Police to upgrade its inventory and equipment.

"A total of Rs 78.26crore has been sanctioned to Delhi Police to procure additional security equipment specifically for Commonwealth Games 2010," a home ministry official said. An Empowered Security Committee headed by Union home secretary and a Commonwealth Games Security Review Committee headed by additional secretary (Centre-state) have been constituted in the home ministry to review the security arrangements for the Games.