‘Keep doors and windows shut at CWG Village’

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday said that the residents of the Commonwealth Games Village should keep their doors and windows shut to avoid incidents of theft. Certain media sections had earlier reported cases of theft inside the Games Village.

Dikshit, who has earlier set a deadline of Wednesday for completion of all the work at the Games Village, also said that the authorities would need another 2-3 days to complete all preparations.

She said that additional staff from MCD had been roped in to help with the clean-up operations and that she was confident of Delhi putting up a good show as the Games host.

On Sunday, Dikshit stayed for about 90 minutes at the Village and took stock of the progress of the house-keeping work at the Village, which has been criticised as "filthy and unlivable" by many foreign delegates.

"We only saw the coordination among all the agencies involved in different works here. We also checked food and recreational facilities. The quality of food is excellent. We all are visiting here to ensure that athletes and other delegates who are coming here do not face any problems," she had said.

Asked about the remaining cleaning work at some of the residential towers and inside the village, Dikshit said: "Things are going on smooth here. About 600 flats will be handed over today. I am sure Games are going to be successful."

The sprawling Commonwealth Games village campus is spread over an area of 63.5 hectares. It has a total of 34 residential towers, with 1,168 apartments comprising 4,008 bedrooms which will house the athletes and team officials.

The mega sporting event is scheduled from October 3-14 here.

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