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Commonwealth Games: First phase of city's look approved

delhi Updated: Aug 18, 2009 21:54 IST
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Ahead of the six-day meet of the participating Commonwealth Games 2010 countries in New Delhi in October this year, the Delhi government on Tuesday approved the first phase of the city's look.

"As per approval for the first phase, strategic bus shelters would be developed, neon signs would be displayed and 100 bridge panels would be installed. A number of panels would be installed above the central verge of the road right from the international airport to the Ashok Hotel (where the participants would be staying) and on the roads near games' venues," an official statement said.

The proposals were finalised at a meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, at Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday.

A general assembly meeting of participating countries is scheduled in the national capital in October 2009. The participants would be visiting different venues and ongoing construction sites of stadia. The meeting would last for six days.

According to the statement, approval to the second and third and final phase of the city's look could be deferred as it would depend upon the feedback on the first phase.

The second phase would cover the period from January to August 2010, whereas the final would be for the period of the games.

It was also decided to make 25 DTC buses available to the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee for the delegates of the general assembly during October 2009. These buses would be air-conditioned and would have special signage of the Commonwealth Games.