New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS): The Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Saturday announced that the Games Village will have a soft opening Thursday.
"The Games Village is ready to welcome its residents," Organising Committee secretary-general Lalit Bhanot said. "Its formal opening is scheduled on September 23 when the contingents start arriving in Delhi."
"The state-of-the-art Village kitchen has been installed and started functioning in the residential zone in the Village. The caterer, Delaware North, has already tested the equipment. The first meals will be served Monday (Sep 13)."
Bhanot said everything is in place before the Oct 3-14 Commonwealth Games.
"Be it the Village or the competition venues, all facilities have been designed with the athletes in mind. We have worked to ensure that the athletes enjoy these and showcase their talent," he said.