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Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit inspects Games village

PTI  New Delhi,, September 26, 2010
First Published: 12:41 IST(26/9/2010) | Last Updated: 15:28 IST(26/9/2010)

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday inspected the much-criticised Commonwealth Games village to assess maintenance, security and other facilities for the athletes and international delegates.

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Dikshit stayed for about 90 minutes at the village and took stock of the progress of the house-keeping work at the
Village, which has been criticised as "filthy and unlivable" by many foreign delegates.

"We only saw the coordination among all the agencies involved in different works here. We also checked food and
recreational facilities. The quality of food is excellent.

We all are visiting here to ensure that athletes and other delegates who are coming here do not face any problems," she
said.

Asked about the remaining cleaning work at some of the residential towers and inside the village, Dikshit said:
"Things are going on smooth here. About 600 flats will be handed over today. I am sure Games are going to be
successful."

The sprawling Commonwealth Games village campus is spread over an area of 63.5 hectares. It has a total of 34
residential towers, with 1,168 apartments comprising 4,008 bedrooms which will house the athletes and team officials.

Dikshit was accompanied by her son Sandeep Dikshit and senior officials from Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New
Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Development Authority besides other senior police officials.

The mega sporting event is scheduled from October 3-14 here.


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