2010 Commonwealth Games Village
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2010 Commonwealth Games

The 2010 Commonwealth Games Village was the athletes' residence for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. The village is spread over an area of 63.5 hectares (158.4 acre).[citation needed]

Contents

Facilities

Residential Zone

The Village has 14 blocks, 34 towers and 1,168 air-conditioned flats built by Emaar.[1] It is divided into four zones:

  • Warli (Red)
  • Gond (Blue)
  • Madhubani (Green)
  • Sanjhi (Purple)

It also includes the CGA office spaces, the Polyclinic and the Casual Dining.

After the games, Emaar has the rights to sell 66% of the "luxury" apartments, which will be sold for Rs 1.8–4.2 crore each (U$387,000-U$903,000)[1]

International Zone

The International Zone includes retail shops, TV lounge, games room, internet café, village bar etc. The International Zone also includes the Guest Pass Centre, the VIP Waiting Area, the Chefs de Mission Meeting Hall, the Mayor’s Office, and the Media Center.

Training area

There are training areas for Athletics, Aquatics, Weightlifting/Para-sport Powerlifting and Wrestling. There is a eight-lane 400 m Synthetic athletics track and an Olympic-size swimming pool. It also has gymnasium and fitness centre, steam and sauna facilities, physiotherapy rooms.

Dining

The Dining area has the capacity to accommodate 2,300 of the total residents. During the Games, the main dining service was opened 24 hours and provided free meal service.

Operational Zone

  • Access Control Point
  • Vehicles Check Point
  • Village Operations Centre
  • Security Command Centre
  • Workforce Centre
  • Waste Management Compound
  • Transport Mall
  • Village Arrivals and Departures Accreditation Centre (VADAC).

Operational Zone I is located adjacent to the Training Area, while Operational Zone II is adjacent to the Residential Zone.

Transportation

There are two free transport systems in the Games Village – the Internal Village Shuttle and the Bus Service. Customised cart and golf carts will also be available for Internal movement.

Other Features

  • Wi Fi service all around the Games village
  • The Village is classified as a non-smoking zone.

Location

The games village is located near Akshardham Temple and Pandav Nagar in New Delhi on the banks of the River Yamuna.

Controversy

Weeks before the opening ceremony Michael Fennell, the Commonwealth Games Federation president, wrote to the Indian cabinet secretary urging action in response to the village being "seriously compromised." He said that though team officials were impressed with the international zone and main dining area, they were "shocked" by the state of the accommodation. "The village is the cornerstone of any Games and the athletes deserve the best possible environment to prepare for their competition."

New Zealand, Scotland, Canada and Northern Ireland have demanded their teams be put up in hotels if their accommodation is not ready.[2]

The England and Wales teams traveled to Delhi on 23 September 2010, following satisfactory progress of improvement works at the village. The Scotland Team traveled on 25 September 2010.[3]

Security

  • Perimeter Security
  • CCTV in Basement and Main Entrance Lobby for Surveillance
  • Video Door Phone at Main Door in every apartment.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Kimberley Mok (29 September 2008). ""Exclusive Gated Community" to be Built Under Guise of Delhi's 2010 Commonwealth Games Village?". treehugger.com. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/09/delhi-commonwealth-games-2010.php. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Sanjoy Majumder (2010-09-21). "BBC News – Delhi Games village 'unfit for athletes'". Bbc.co.uk. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11379020. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 
  3. ^ "BBC Sport – Commonwealth Games 2010: England urge more Delhi work". BBC News. 2010-09-24. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/commonwealth_games/delhi_2010/9028263.stm. Retrieved 2010-10-14. 

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