Saturday, June 26, 2010

After Inspection LG Ordered to Clean up the mess for landscaping at Games Village

The approach road to the Commonwealth Games Village had been re-laid but LG Tejendra Khanna, soon after entering the site, was quick to observe the mess of empty labor shacks and debris to one side. ‘‘Clean up the mess and hand the site over to DDA for landscaping by July 6,” the LG remarked before beginning his first inspection here.

As he directed the contractor in charge to have the mess cleared up by the evening of July 5, the LG turned to the assembled media and said, ‘‘July 6 is the deadline. I will be back here to check on the progress and you can review the situation too.”

He then began to inspect the site which will house the 1,168 flats in which 8000-odd athletes coming for the Games in October will be housed.

As the LG strode into one of the towers on which work has been completed and which was recently handed over to DDA, he chose to inspect every room in one of the flats. As he went around, Khanna wondered about the maintenance of the plush apartments.

Major General AK Singh, the person in charge of the project, pointed out that the flats are located across 34 towers, nine of which have been already handed over to DDA, and that another nine will be handed over within 10 days. All towers will be handed over by July 31, Singh added. It is only after that that DDA will work out the handing over of the flats with the organizing committee.

ITDC has already started moving furniture into the tower blocks on which work has been completed. According to Singh, construction work was completed by March 31.