Govt rejects plea to block CWG lanes, checking of mins` cars
New Delhi: Government on Saturday rejected proposals seeking ban on movement of non-Games vehicles on dedicated CWG lanes for 17 hours in a day and checking of
vehicles of Ministers going to the venues during a meeting with Chef de Missions of Commonwealth countries.
Some Chef de Missions in the meeting, which was attended by top officials of Delhi Government, Delhi Police, Organising Committee and DDA, proposed blocking of the dedicated CWG lanes from 6 AM to 11 PM for common public but the request was
turned down by the government which said that it will create inconvenience to public at large, sources said.
The officials said the lanes will only be blocked for the public during the movement of Games vehicles. Sources said that police officials also maintained that there was no reason for checking of ministers` vehicles as very few cars were given that kind of access and rest of the VIPs or officials will be ferried in the designated CWG vehicles only.
Besides briefing them on the security measures taken by the government, the Chef de Missions were also appraised of the steps put in place to maintain proper cleanliness in the games village. They were also told that hygiene, cleanliness and housekeeping will be of international standards.
"They seemed satisfied with our briefing," said a top source.
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