Around 2000 media professionals to cover Commonwealth Games

Around 800 international and 1200 domestic media personnel are expected to cover the Delhi Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in the capital from October 3 to 14.

Updated: Sep 06, 2010, 19:54 PM IST

New Delhi: Around 800 international and 1200
domestic media personnel are expected to cover the Delhi
Commonwealth Games scheduled to be held in the capital from
October 3 to 14.

As compared to 1562 Media accreditations for the
Melbourne Games in 2006, around 2000 accreditations will be
made for Delhi 2010.

The Main Press Centre (MPC) will be available for use
from September 23 and can be accessed till September 30, daily
between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m and will be open round-the-clock
from October 1-15.

The MPC boasts 600 work stations for press and photo
areas, with Wi-Fi and High-speed broadband at rate card, Games
info service to access Games News Service and transport
schedules.

The Venue Media Centres, that will open two hours prior
to the event and close two hours after the event concludes,
will also have work stations, high-speed Internet, press
conference room, Media Lounge, info terminal for Games News
Service, catering concession outlets and Mixed Zones.

Apart from this, the Games Village Media Centre will have
an International Zone, which will allow access to accreditated
pass-holding Media.

The Media Centre will have work areas, Media Lounge,
Media Pass Desk, two press conference rooms, presentation
studio and two interview rooms.

Also around 600 volunteers will assist the Media at all
competition and non-competition venues.

There will be extensive transport arrangements for the
Media, with T4 shuttles being made available. The Main Media
Transport Mall will be located at ITPO, Complex, about 70
metres from MPC.

PTI