Friday, May 15, 2009

CGF Meets on Games Preparation

CGF Meets on Games PreparationThe three-day meeting of the Coordination Committee of the 2010 Commonwealth Games got underway with the top brass of the Commonwealth Games Foundation (CGF), including chief Mike Fennel and chairman of the Organizing Committee Suresh Kalmadi present.

The CGF personnel questioned the stakeholders seeking clarification on certain issues even as they made city operation plans for the Games which, among others, included infrastructure, communication, power, water-supply, waste management and city beautification. All athletes and officials coming from abroad will get top priority, including speedy immigration clearance and accreditation at the airport itself.

Security presentation was made by Delhi Police officials and they assured foolproof security for the Games . Chief secretary of the Delhi government gave an overview of the efforts in all areas being made by it and how $13.3 billion earmarked for the Games will be spent.

A presentation was made on medical arrangements which will have three dedicated hospitals—AIIMS, GB Pant and LNJP. The Games Village will have a polyclinic and each stadium will have a medical facility. The Coordination Committee members will meet over the next two days before the executive committee takes stock of the situation on Thursday.