NSG commando, 300 ambulances, hospitals to be kept ready in CWG
Gun totting elite NSG commandos, 300 ambulances and over 500 beds will be kept ready round the clock to deal with any terror situation or other emergency during the fortnight-long Commonwealth Games in New Delhi next year.delhi Updated: Sep 23, 2009 18:58 IST
Gun totting elite NSG commandos, 300 ambulances and over 500 beds will be kept ready round the clock to deal with any terror situation or other emergency during the fortnight-long Commonwealth Games in New Delhi next year.
This was decided on the first day of the conference of security liaison officers of Commonwealth countries and representatives of Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs).
During the meeting, Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken, Union Home Secretary G K Pillai and Chairman of the Organising Committee of Commonwealth Games Suresh Kalmadi told 76 delegates from 26 participating countries that the Centre was committed to making the game a big success.
"As part of the overall plan, security is of paramount importance and the Ministry of Home Affairs is fully geared up to make these games free from any security related incidents," Maken said.
During the presentation, the Indian side informed security experts from Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and others participating nations, that there was no specific terror threat to the games in which 8,000 athletes of 72 countries will participate and over 1,00,000 spectators are likely to turn up.
The meeting discussed issues like crowd control, routes of the athletes from games village to venues, VIP visit arrangements, security at the entry and exit points and preparedness during emergency situations besides medical facilities at each venue.
Officials said all efforts would be made to prevent Lahore-type attacks and ensure that there was no repetition of the 26/11 Mumbai incident.