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In the Village, lock what you can’t clean..

The toilets in about 100 flats at the Games Village are so filthy that the organisers have decided to lock them up, instead of trying to waste time cleaning them for the Commonwealth teams.

delhi Updated: Sep 26, 2010 23:03 IST
Avishek Dastidar

The toilets in about 100 flats at the Games Village are so filthy that the organisers have decided to lock them up, instead of trying to waste time cleaning them for the Commonwealth teams.

The Organising Committee will lock up the toilets while letting the flats be used.

“There are flats wherein only one of the multiple toilets is extremely dirty and heavy cleaning might damage the fittings and the marble. So we will lock those toilets, while officials can use the other toilets in the same flats,” said Lalit Bhanot, Secretary general of the OC said.

Apart from the toilets, there are whole flats which are either beyond cleaning or are unfinished, so the Organising Committee

will skip using them. Sources said their number crosses 200.

The OC said that the number of rooms needed to accommodate the athletes, officials and operation staff is around 3,600, while the Village has 4,008 rooms.

“In any case we had a surplus of rooms. Now we will just skip the ones which are really dirty and cannot be cleaning in shot span,” Bhanot said.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who has been visiting the premises every day since the meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked the Delhi government to oversee the cleaning work on Thursday, said the Village would be ready by Wednesday, September 28.