Sunday, August 2, 2009

Preparatory Security Arrangements for 2010 CWG

Delhi Police has been making all necessary preparatory security arrangements for the safe conduct of the Commonwealth Games-2010, Delhi. The following steps have been taken;

(i) A Commonwealth Games Security Planning Office headed by a Joint Commissioner of Police has been set up in April, 2006;

(ii) Ministry of Home Affairs has sanctioned 12,612 posts to Delhi Police, out of which 8213 posts have been sanctioned specifically to strengthen the security arrangements for the Commonwealth Games. This involves an estimated expenditure of Rs. 426 crore for 2009-10 and 2010-11.

(iii) Procurement of additional security equipments like X-Ray Scanners, Door Frame Metal Detectors (DFMDs), Hand Held Metal Detectors (HHMDs) Vehicles, communication equipments, etc., specifically for Commonwealth Games-2010 by Delhi Police has been proposed. This involves an estimated expenditure of Rs. 104.93 crore.

(iv) During 2008-09, Delhi Police was provided 200 new motorcycles for patrolling with an expenditure of Rs. 1.05 crore and 130 new PCR vehicles with an expenditure of Rs. 7.75 crore for increased visibility and speedy response leading to timely intervention in law & order situation and crime situation.

(v) The Government has also approved installation of CCTV systems in 58 market places and 27 border check posts by ECIL on single tender basis. Two Pilot projects are at an advance stage of completion.

(vi) Rs. 40.80 crore has been released to Delhi Police recently under Police Modernization Scheme.

(vii) An Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) is being installed in the city covering 302 intersections/crossings and 87 corridors covering 204 kms. The ITS will cover Traffic Light Management, Limited Traffic Zone, Parking Management system, Traffic violation enforcement system, variable message signs, etc., and displaying the same on a video wall in the Central Control Room for further processing and value added functions. Phase I of ITS Project will cover the area specific to the requirement of the Commonwealth Games (2010).

(viii) The construction plans for all venues including the Commonwealth Games village are being vetted by Delhi Police from security point of view.

(ix) Ministry of Home Affairs has issued guidelines for security of under-construction sites to all the concerned venue owners for implementation. Accordingly, steps have been taken by venue owners on police verification of the workers, perimeter security, access control etc.

(x) An Empowered Security Committee (ESC) headed by Union Home Secretary and a Commonwealth Games Security Review Committee (CWGSRC) headed by Additional Secretary have been constituted for this purpose in MHA to review the security arrangements from time to time.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Mullappally Ramachandran, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.