Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Expecting One Lakh Tourist During Games: Organizing Committee

The Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee expects almost one lakh tourists, including officials for the Games to be hosted in Delhi. Speaking to a national daily recently, Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman, Organizing Committee for the Commonwealth Games 2010 said that all steps will be taken to ensure complete branding of Delhi.

Kalmadi added that preparations for the Games were going in the right direction and infrastructure work linked with the Games, including the stadiums, will be complete well before the Games next year.

Commenting on the accommodation facilities in the capital city and the NCR region, Kalmadi said the problem of shortage of good three-star accommodation, will be partly solved with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) offering around 3,300 rooms.

As reported by TravelBiz Monitor earlier, these rooms will be furnished and managed by India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) for guests during the Games. Kalmadi also informed that a Games Travel Office will be opened at The Ashoka Hotel and all information regarding travel and accommodation will be made available through the Commonwealth Games website starting October 2009. He said that security of athletes and venues was being given maximum attention and a security buffer will be erected on routes where athletes and officials will move.