Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Giant screen in CP to telecast events

With shoppers finally returning to Connaught Place, the Organising Committee has put up a giant LCD screen at the Inner Circle for people to watch Commonwealth Games events, especially during the cycling event in the area. The 10x15 feet wide screen has been placed in the parking lot of B-Block and, according to officials, will start working in a couple of days.

With the beautification work mostly over, many people have started thronging the area in the past few days. “Connaught Place looks very beautiful in its new coat of white paint. It is easier for people to move around and the parking spaces are well laid out. I love the new look,” said Shreya Upadhyay, a frequent visitor. She said the screen will also be a big attraction for visitors.

The Organising Committee has put such a screen in several areas of the Capital. OC spokesperson Lalit Bhanot said, “These screens are for citizens of Delhi. Those who are out shopping and dining in the markets can still catch up on every event.” There is also a Youth Festival going on in the Central Park.

Meanwhile, with a large number of people coming to CP, the Delhi Police has increased security there. Along with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Delhi Police commandos, two Quick Reaction Teams have been also stationed in the area.

Luxury train rides for winners
The government on Tuesday offered free luxury train packages to Indian medal winners in the Games. Athletes who excel in their respective fields would be gifted an all-inclusive, complimentary trips aboard the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, Golden Chariot, Deccan Odyssey or Maharaja Express by the Union Tourism Ministry. Tourism Minister Kumari Selja said the medal winners will also be felicitated at a special function to be held in Delhi soon after the Games.

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