High level meeting deliberates on problems at CWG village

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2010, 00:12 AM IST

New Delhi: With just a week to go for the Commonwealth Games, authorities are racing against time to compete the pending works related to electricity and water fittings in over 100 flats at the Games Village.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today took stock of the
situation at the Games Village during a high-level meeting
here. The meeting, also attended by the top brass of Delhi
Government, DDA, and CWG Organising Committee, deliberated on
problems that are persisting at the complex.

The officials said there were major problems pertaining
to the electricity connections and water pipelines in over 100
flats, and the workers at the site were struggling to set
things on track.

The plumbers and electricians who have actually done the
fittings at the Village have already left the site, and the
new workers are finding it difficult to understand the
structure and the systems there, sources said.

Security issues were also hindering the progress as
police was not allowing workers inside the Village without
accreditation, they said.

The high-level meeting reviewed the cleanliness and
maintenance-related work as well as the preparedness of the
Games village.

The attending members discussed the logistical problems
the workers deployed at the site are facing and identified
various areas of concern.

While admitting that problems exist in some flats, an
official said despite this the remaining residential units
will be able to accommodate all 7,000 athletes.

There are 1168 flats at the Village.

PTI

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