Thursday, 28 January 2010

Cops face WC test before Common Wealth Games

The Hockey world cup from February 28 to March 13 will work as security dress rehearsal for the Delhi Police in the run-up to the Commonwealth Games slated for later this year.

13 countries will participate in the tournament. The World cup will also give the traffic police ample opportunity to test their strategy.

Providing dedicated lanes for the officials and athletes on the city's busy roads will be part of the agenda. The world cup venue, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, has already been refurbished and is ready.

"It will give us a great opportunity to test as well as show to the world our preparedness to host the Commonwealth Games. The world cup couldn't have happened at a more opportune time," a Delhi Police officer said.

"Though the number of participants will be less during the world cup in comparison to the Commonwealth Games, but we will press in the same amount of men that we would deploy during the Games. This will help us test and gauge our strength and weaknesses, if any. This will also send the right signals to tourists as well as the participants who will be here during the Games," he added.

Allaying security fears, he added: "We have a good security system in place. We are also going to conduct trials on dedicated lanes for athletes." The lane plan would be first implemented during public holidays to avoid inconveniencing the citizens, Chadha said.

He said the strategy wouldn't trouble the general populace even in real-time. "The opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games are likely to be declared holidays. Schools and colleges will remain closed during the Games," he added.


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