New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Delhi Police will take over all the Commonwealth Games venues by Sep 15 and initiate security measures to ensure an incident-free sporting event, an official said Monday.
"There will be full-fledged security measures in all Games venues by Sep 15. The security check in Commonwealth Games village will be done shortly, a specific date cannot be divulged," Commonwealth Games Security and Planning Joint Commissioner J.K. Sharma told IANS.
"Even though there is no specific threat to the Games, the security measures were to showcase that we are alert and well prepared for the mega sporting events," he said.
He said once the security personnel take over the Games venues, they will completely sanitise and seal them after a detailed check.
"Delhi Police, the nodal agency for Games security, will conduct various drills, including anti-sabotage checks, once they take over possession of the venues," Sharma said.
When contacted, Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat told IANS: "We have not decided a specific date when the Delhi Police will take up the Games venues, but we are planning to take the security measures shortly."
The Commonwealth Games are slated for Oct 3-14.