The Delhi Government today directed all those concerned working in the Commonwealth Games Village to finish cleanliness and maintenance work within next 24 hours.
The city government took control of maintenance, house-keeping and cleanliness this morning after Prime Minister's
Office gave the responsibility to it last evening, top sources said.
Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit took stock of maintenance and cleanliness facilities at the complex
The handing over of the village in East Delhi to Delhi government came after criticism over poor maintenance and
filthy conditions at the village complex where sports persons would be staying.
The maintenance of the Games Village was till now under the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) which is under direct
control of the Union Urban Development Ministry.
A senior Delhi Government official said the Chief Minister took round of all the towers and reviewed the work
being undertaken there.
Already 40 DANIPS (Delhi, Nicobar and Andaman Island Police Service) officers have been deployed in the Games
Village and if required, more officials will be put into service, the official said.
Cleanliness and maintenance of the Games Village has come under sharp criticism from foreign participants as well as
Commonwealth Games Federation Chief Executive Mike Hooper who recently described the facility as "filthy and unimaginable".
Concerned over the unhygienic conditions at the Games Village, Commonwealth Games Federation chief Michael Fennell
had shot off a letter to the Cabinet Secretary asking him to take immediate steps to fix the deficiencies in the
residential zone of the Village, which he said has "shocked" advance parties from New Zealand, Canada, Scotland and