Monday, 30 August 2010

'Park & Ride' or 'Park & Walk' to CWG venues

Spectators can either walk or take a shuttle service to Commonwealth Games venues after parking their vehicles, with around 30 spots finalised as 'Park and Ride' and 'Park and Walk' facilities by Delhi Police. "Our personnel will be deployed at all the venues to guide the visitors. Park and Ride facilities will be made available at two to three kilometres from the main venue and Park and Walk facilities at less than a kilometre," Special Commissioner (Traffic) Ajay Chadha.

Buses will be run to ferry visitors to venues from the parking lots as well as metro stations. Entry and exit points have also been identified at each of the parking lots.

Personal vehicles will be issued parking labels before the event which will enable spectators to take their cars to the parking lots. No vehicle without the parking label will be allowed inside the parking lots.

As many as 1,485 cars, 275 vans and 2,474 buses will be pressed into service to ferry VIPs, officials, athletes, mediapersons, volunteers and spectators to and from the venues.

The transportation service has been graded into five tiers: 485 dedicated cars have been set apart for VIPs; 1,000 shared cars for 3,000 Games officials' family members; 349 air-conditioned buses for athletes; 125 AC buses for mediapersons and 100 for technical officials; and 1,900 buses to be operated by the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) for volunteers, spectators and the Games workforce.

An additional 275 vans will be deployed at the Games Village for the use of athletes.

The opening and closing ceremonies are expected to be attended by 72,000 people at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Seventy percent of the people are expected to come by the Metro but parking facilities for 10,000 vehicles have been created for the ceremonies.

Following is the list of 31 spots:

Park and Ride:

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
  • Lodhi Road
  • Central School Ground in Andrews Ganj (300 vehicles)
  • Safdarjung airport (2,500)
  • Bhairon Marg (650)
  • Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium Complex, IP Estate
  • Fly ash pond near power house project (500)
  • Feroz Shah Kotla (600)
  • Shanti Van (200)
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium near India Gate
  • Lawns between Rafi Marg and Janpath (Both sides of Rajpath) (1,500)
  • Modern School, Barakhamba (500)
  • Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Aquatics Centre and Talkatora Indoor Stadium, Mother Teresa Crescent Road
  • NDMC Multi-storey parking (1,200)
  • Bhai Veer Singh Marg (300)

Thyagraj Sports Complex
  • Safdarjung Airport (2,500)

RK Khanna Sports Complex, Africa Avenue, Safdarjung Enclave
  • Hauz Khas Sports Complex to NCC ground on Choudhary Har Sukh Marg
  • Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range, Surajkund Road, Tughlakabad Fort
  • Vacant plot near Vayu Sena Vikas flats on MB Road to Kant Enclave, Faridabad.

The facilitiy for Park and Ride at Delhi University Sports Complex, Yamuna sports Complex and Sirifort Sports Complex is still to be finalised.

Park and Walk

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
  • Deta School Ground, Max Mueller Marg (400)
  • Sister Nivedita Sarvodaya School Ground, Lodhi Colony (500)
  • Blind School Ground (220)
  • DPS Mathura Road Ground (400)

IGI Stadium Complex, IP Estate
  • Ash Pond near Rajghat (600)

Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium near India Gate
  • Behind Rajpath Lawns between C Hexagon and Mansingh Road (1,500)
  • Bhairav Rao Marg (200)
Dr SPM Aquatics Centre and Talkatora Indoor Stadium, Mother Teresa Crescent Road
  • Kali Bari Marg (150),
  • Udhyan Marg Central School
  • Mandir Marg
Delhi University
  • Vishwavidyalaya Marg

Thyagraj Sports Complex, Africa Avenue, Safdarjung Enclave
  • Vacant plot on Brig Hoshiarsingh Marg

Yamuna Sports Complex, Surajmal Vihar, East Delhi
  • Ground opposite Vivek Vihar Police Station (1,500)

Siri Forts Complex, August Kranti Marg, Khel Gaon
  • Central School, Sadiq Nagar (400)
  • Ground behind Central School, Sadiq Nagar (700)
  • Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Sadiq Nagar (400)

RK Khanna Sports Complex, Africa Avenue, Safdarjung Enclave
  • Hauz Khas sports complex (optional)

Dr Karni Singh shooting Range, Surajkund Road, Tughlakabad Fort
  • Parking along the Adilabad Fort, MB Road (2,000)


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