Delhi Police takes over control of CWG security from Tuesday

At outer cordon, traffic will be stopped. At middle cordon, security-men will channelise spectators & in inner cordon, barcode reading of tickets will take place.

Last Updated: Sep 06, 2010, 15:25 PM IST

New Delhi: At the outer cordon, the traffic will be stopped and access controlled. At the middle cordon, security-men will channelise the spectators to their designated seats while in the inner cordon, the barcode reading of tickets will take place and the spectators` photos captured.

At the centre would be an exclusion zone which is in the 30 metre radius of the stadium, where spectators and others will have to go through Door-Frame Metal Detectors and
X-Ray scanning besides manual searching.
Mobile Quick Reaction teams will be deployed on the outer perimeter of the venues besides a close watch through CCTV surveillance.

The Games village will also have a similar elaborate security arrangement. The boundary of the village will have a three metre high perimeter wall, a 1.5 metre high iron grill
on top of it, mobile QRTs and CCTV surveillance system. Elaborate arrangements are also made for the entry for athletes and vehicles into the village. After entering the village following a thorough check, the athletes can freely move around the residential and dining halls.

For vehicles, the drivers will have to pass through radio frequency identity checking where the number plates are checked to see whether are authorised to enter the place.
There is a boom barrier and it will be opened only after the vehicle clears the radio frequency checking. But if somebody tries to forcefully enter, there will be a tyre-
killer and even if the vehicle clears it, the road blocker will block the passage of the vehicle.
At the hotels, there will be "robust" security arrangements with watch towers, CCTV surveillance and access control. "All food prepared and served for Games guests in
hotels will be sorted by security personnel and tasted by food experts," the official said.
With large number of athletes, officials and tourists reaching the city for the Games, security at and around the Indira Gandhi International Airport is also being augmented.

Anti-sabotage teams, commando hit teams and snipers at rooftop are some of the other components of security plan for the safe journey of the athletes and other officials. On the movement of athletes and other officials to venues, the official said commandos will be deployed on buses they travel.
Police has also procured three armoured cars ahead of the Games and these vehicles move around the city and sometimes will be stationed at venues during the Games.

Each carrying 30 commandos, armoured vehicles would be deployed to tackle eventualities like terror strikes. For the Games, Delhi Police personnel are also being
specially trained in frisking, search operations and screening baggage through X-Ray machines. Special training on enhancing communication skills and behavioural patterns were also being imparted.

PTI