This Article is From Sep 21, 2010

Games village world class: Lalit Bhanot

New Delhi: Amid renewed spotlight over Delhi's ill preparations for the Commonwealth Games, the Organising Committee (OC) has said Delhi is ready and that the Games village meets world class standard.

"We understand the concerns of member countries here for participation in CWG, but the situation is under control," OC General Secretary Lalit Bhanot said while addressing mediapersons in New Delhi.

Speaking about the cleanliness concerns raised by Commonwealth Games Federation President Michael Fennell about the Games village, Bhanot said, "See everyone has a different standard of cleanliness. The rooms of the Games village are clean according to you and me, but they have some other standard of cleanliness."

The preparedness for the Games received a fresh setback when a foot over-bridge collapsed near the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday. Twenty three labourers were injured in the incident; five labourers are serious.

Speaking about the incident Bhanot said, "The collapse of the foot over-bridge is unfortunate, but we assure you that it will not have any effect on the Games."

"All Games have such problems, we are glad that this happened now. The Games will be unaffected," Bhanot added.

When asked about the numerous problems arising just 12 days before the Games begin, he said, "Every complaint on Games village will be looked into and resolved before arrival of teams."