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Sport

Games Village is nearly complete: Organisers
IANS
New Delhi, August 13, 2010
First Published: 23:14 IST(13/8/2010)
Last Updated: 23:15 IST(13/8/2010)

The Commonwealth Games Village is near completion and will be ready on time for the Oct 3-14 mega event, said Games Village director Maneck Kotwal.

"We are about 97 percent ready from the estate point of view," says Kotwal. "Twelve of the 34 towers have already been furnished, with only minor fittings to be sorted out."

"Special thought has also gone into the food that will be provided to the athletes. The comprehensive menu on offer will contain dishes from all six zones of the Commonwealth, at the same time designed to meet the cultural, religious and nutritional needs of the athletes," Kotwal said in a statement.

"Twelve of the 34 towers have already been furnished, with only minor fittings to be sorted out."

The Village will be home to 8,000 athletes and team officials for over a month.

A total of 34 residential towers, with 1,168 air-conditioned apartments comprising 4,008 bedrooms, will house the guests.

The main dining hall, with a seating capacity of 2,300, will cater to their food requirements, dishing out approximately 22,000 meals daily. The Village will also provide medical services at the Polyclinic.

A team of 88 paid staff and 460 volunteers will look after Games Village planning and operations during the Games.


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