As the time of Commonwealth games is coming closer and closer, Government of New Delhi is speeding up its work to develop sports venues and infrastructure work to keep itself prepared well in advance before this mega event.
India has already hosted Asian Games two times earlier, but the country has never hosted the Commonwealth Games. The organizing committee along with Government of Delhi is striving hard to make the capital city of India into a well-organized and fully equipped city for the upcoming games.
It is certain that 2010 Commonwealth Games will attract large number of athletes and officials. To accommodate these guests during the Games, establishment of New Delhi Games village is in process. The site is located perfectly in the centre of the city near the major landmarks of the city including Humayun Tomb, Bahai Temple and Akshardham. The village is located on the banks of holy River Yamuna and the dense green cover in the surroundings will provide a soothing and pleasing environment for the athletes.
The village is constructed over an area of 63.5 hectares under the guidance of Delhi Development Authority (DDA). It is estimated that the place can easily accommodate 8500 athletes and their supporting staff. The construction work is likely to be completed by December 2009 as per the official projections.
The cost involved in the construction is solely the responsibility of Government of India. Games village will be full equipped with all modular facilities so that the Athletes and their supporting staff can get ultimate comfort and remember the games as well as the facilities for a long-long time.