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CWG: Delhi Police needs toilets for security personnel

delhi Updated: Jun 08, 2010 16:17 IST

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With less than four months left for the Commonwealth Games, Delhi Police is grappling with the problem of providing clean toilets to thousands of central security force personnel to be deployed during the event.

Departmental sources said after failing to arrange temporary rest rooms for these jawans, authorities are toying with the idea of positioning mobile toilet vans.

It has recently floated a tender for 100 mobile vans of 14 toilet seats each to be used for the personnel at different venues during the mega sporting event.

Besides, a hunt has been launched to locate guest houses, lodges and to make temporary shelters available to accommodate security personnel of lower ranks during the event, the sources said.

According to rough estimates, about 50,000 personnel -including Delhi Police and Central Paramilitary Forces - will be deployed during Commonwealth Games, officials say.

"We are in talks with government departments and private lodge owners for arranging accommodation and other basic facilities. Soon, we shall be coming up with a tender in this regard also," a senior Delhi Police official, responsible for Commonwealth Games arrangement, said.

Commonwealth Games will be here between October 3 to 14 this year. Delhi Police has also prepared a crisis management plan to deal with any contingencies during the sporting extravaganza.