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Toilet facilities absent around CWG venue

No toilets around Commonwealth Games venues? With severe delays plaguing street-scapping works around CWG venues, authorities are now facing this embarrassing prospect.

india Updated: Aug 15, 2010 10:04 IST
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No toilets around Commonwealth Games venues? With severe delays plaguing street-scapping works around CWG venues, authorities are now facing this embarrassing prospect.

The city Government had given contract to four firms to install street furnitures like toilets, kiosks, information boards, iron chairs and benches on a BOT (build, operate, transfer) basis in areas around the Games venues.

However, the companies are yet to start the work as the street-scapping projects are yet to be completed around most of the venues.

The Government had, in fact, planned to install street furnitures in all the areas across Delhi where street-scapping has been carried out but due to time constraints the plan was shelved and instead it was decided to put up the facilities around the venues.

"We had given contract to the private firms to install the facilities on a BOT (build, operate, transfer) basis for next 15 years," the official said.

Wary of time constraints, the firms have been told to install at least toilets in the areas around the Games venues after completion of the street-scapping works.

"We have told them to install the toilets first and then, if possible, the kiosks."

Various information related to the Games, medical facilities as well as all basic information related to the city will be made available in the kiosks.

He said government will not invest any money on the street facilities and instead get a share of revenue to be generated by the companies from advertisement on the installations.

The firms which were given the contract include JCDecaux, Graphic Ads and a Hong Kong-based company. JCDecaux is an international company and has presence in 46 countries. It has already installed 197 bus shelters in the NDMC areas during last two years.