Tuesday, 8 September 2009

CWG command centre inaugurated

M.S. Gill, Union Minister for Youth Affaire & Sports, formally opened the Headquarters of the Organizing Committee of 2010 Commonwealth Games today.

The swanky trapezium shaped nine-storey New Delhi City Centre building on Parliament Street is already abuzz with activities.The building built by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be the “nerve centre” of the 2010 Commonwealth Games. The headquarters of the Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee (OC) will function from here till the event is over. All the logistics of the Games will be monitored and controlled from here.

The interior of the building has motifs of the Games imprinted on walls. The interiors of this uniquely shaped building showcases an amalgamation of tradition and technological advancement. The interiors complement contemporary design element with usage of indigenous, eco-friendly and traditional materials.

While the ground floor of the building will have a souvenir shop and travel desk, the different floors will house departments handling different aspects of the event— volunteer programme, media centre, security and administrative units among others. The building is spread over nine floors and will accommodate a workforce of over 1,200 The Organizing Committee is shelling out rent of Rs 5.6 crore every month to NDMC. After the Games, NDMC will shift its own headquarters here.


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