Wednesday, September 23, 2009

India promises enough security -2010 Games

Whether Delhi will be ready for the Commonwealth Games next year has India and the International Organizing Committee worried. But participating countries also want reassurance that Delhi will be safe for their delegates.

So at a 2-day conference that began on Wednesday, various Indian officials are doing just that. This is the second such meeting of its kind, the first was held 3 weeks ago, at which several countries had expressed their nervousness about security.

Speaking at the conference, Ajay Maken, the Minister of State for Home, said, "We want to allay fears of the world about the security concern, this is a meeting of the security commanders to assure them of security preparations".

Suresh Kalmadi, who is the head of the Organizing Committee, promised that "members of the participating countries will also be taken for site visits tomorrow".

At the last meeting on security, Kalmadi and his men said that there would be helicopter
checks at venues. They also shared details of the patrol units that will be posted along the routes taken by athletes and delegates to venues for the Games.