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Steps taken to prevent dengue outbreak at CWG venues: Reddy

Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy today said steps were being taken to prevent the outbreak of dengue at the Commonwealth Games venue.

delhi Updated: Sep 18, 2010 21:32 IST

Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy on Saturday said steps were being taken to prevent the outbreak of dengue at the Commonwealth Games venue.

"It (dengue) is a seasonal outbreak. Fumigation and other steps required to tackle it are being taken," he told reporters after reviewing the Games Village and other facilities here.

Commenting on facilities at the Village and flats meant for athletes, Reddy said, "it is the best ever in the history of Commonwealth Games. It is world class...can be compared with the best of Olympic villages in the world."

Reddy, who visited the dining hall, practicising venues, swimming poll and other facilities, said it is for the first time that practicing venues are near to the Games Village.

"However, facilities like dining hall is temporary in nature but other sports facilities will stay as a permanent legacy for Delhiites...we are quite proud that we have done it," he said.

The dining hall has a capacity to serve 3,000 people at a time. 2,500 people have been deployed to prepare 150 dishes during the games.

Asked whether Games projects were still behind the schedule, Reddy said, "there was some initial delay but it was compounded by rains. But now, we are on the track."

He said all venues will be handed over to the security agencies by Monday.