Delhi Half Marathon route map unveiled wednesday

New Delhi: Airtel Delhi Half Marathon promoters Procam International today announced the route map for the event, besides outlining medical and other facilities that will be put in place for the 31,000 participants expected to run on the race day on December 15.

Anil Shukla, Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic said, "It gives me great pleasure to be a part of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon and it`s good to see that the event has grown in every manner. This is definitely a long route and we will have our team in full strength to support the event. We close certain routes from 6 am.

"For this year, we have created a few diversions. There is a right turn on Bhishma Pitamah Marg and a left turn on Lodhi Road among others. The people of Delhi have always been supportive and the enthusiasm they share is great," he added.

Medical Partner Max Healthcare has made elaborate arrangements to ensure that every participant has a safe and healthy run.

"There will two Base Stations, including one especially for Senior Citizens, and six medical stations along the route. Seven advanced Cardiac Life Support ambulances will be pressed into service and manning these will be over 150 doctors, 50 physiotherapists and 100 plus nurses & paramedics," said Medical Director Tamorish Kole.

There will be one Base Camp at the start and finish of the Half Marathon and the Great Delhi Run, which will have between 50 to 60 beds, 1400 litres of water, 300 kgs of ice in cube form, Enerzal, 15 tables with drapes, first aid kits, medicines, relief sprays.

The second base camp will be at the start/finish of the Senior Citizens` Run and will have around 12 beds with all of the above.

Each of the six medical stations along the route will have 300 litres of water, 150ks of ice, Gatorade, 2 tables with drapes, first aid kits, relief sprays.

To keep all participants sufficiently hydrated, there will be 14 water stations along the route, from where around 85,000 litres of water will be distributed. These water stations will also distribute around 13,000 tetra packs of Enerzal to the participants. There will also be four orange stations from where oranges will be distributed.

Besides these arrangements, there would be sufficient Law & Order and Traffic Police on race day to prevent any untoward incidents. Their efforts would be supplemented by 800 private security guards and around 1000 volunteers.

Arrangements have been made for a total of 100 Porta Pottys, from which 72 will be distributed in the holding areas at the J L N Stadium, while 28 will be stationed along the route.

Procam International said cleanup drives would be conducted immediately after the event to restore the roads to the condition they were in prior to the event.

This year, Procam International has appointed Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA), who specialise in waste management, to undertake this task.

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