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Foolproof security for Games: Lt Governor

delhi Updated: Feb 16, 2010 00:16 IST

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Allaying concerns about security in the wake of the Pune blast on February 13, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Tejinder Khanna today said that adequate security cover will be put in place in the city for the Commonwealth Games.

The Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in the city for a duration of 11 days, from October 3 to 14.

During a meeting with an Australian delegation, Khanna, said foolproof security measures will be put in place ahead of the event, which will see participation from athletes and officials from various countries.

It is pertinent to mention here that Khanna is looking after the security aspect of the Games, in coordination with the Union Home Ministry.

The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi said the city was fully prepared to ensure adequate protection for athletes, officials and spectators during the event.

Khanna said all possible measures were being taken by security agencies.

This is to ensure that sufficient security is provided to all those who will be attending the Commonwealth Games.

Apart from athletes from around the world, among those slate to attend various sporting events during the 11-day-long sporting extravaganza, include high-ranking sports officials, tourists and local spectators, from Delhi and across the nation.

The Australian delegation was led by Grant Woodhams, who is currently the speaker of the Western Australia Assembly.

Over 9,000 athletes from 71 countries, along with 100,000 international spectators are expected to visit the national capital during the event. PTI