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C'wealth venues to be disabled friendly

Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar adds that provisions are being made to include ramps for easy access, and there will be separate toilets for the physically challenged.

delhi Updated: Nov 23, 2007 19:31 IST

All the venues for the 2010 Commonwealth Games are being made disabled friendly, Sports Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar announced in New Delhi on Friday.

The development and the construction works on most of the stadiums have started and would be completed by December 2009, the minister said in the Lok Sabha.

Aiyar added that provisions were being made to include ramps for easy access, and there would be separate toilets for the physically challenged.

The organisers of the games have committed themselves to delivering a "green games" and have recently partnered with United Nations Environment Programme towards achieving this objective.

There would be structures for rainwater harvesting, and solar energy would be used for street lighting, the minister said.