Monday, March 15, 2010

DDA unveils apartments for Games visitors

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has unveiled 2709 apartments in five blocks named in honour of Ganga, Godavari, Kaveri, Sindhu and Narmada rivers. To be furnished by the Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), these apartments will be available to visitors to the Commonwealth Games here in October.

“We have started bookings for the newly constructed apartments by DDA in South Delhi. Till date, bookings for 2,000 of the nearly 5,000 rooms have been confirmed,” a senior ITDC official responsible for room bookings during the Games said. “These are three, two, and single bedroom types. The tariff varies from Rs 4,000 per day to Rs 10,000 per day.”

The rooms are being furnished with facilities like air-conditioning, LCD TV, music system, refrigerator, beds and other amenities. Art work from all regions, including Madhubani, Rajasthani, Worli and Pipli paintings, will adorn the walls of these rooms.

ITDC will set up food courts to cater to the needs of the guests during the Games. Specially trained staff would be deployed at food courts to serve the guests, the official said.

The Commonwealth Games is expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors with as many as 71 nations participating in the biggest sporting extravaganza staged in India.

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