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Heli-Borne Assault Teams During CWG

 New Delhi, Sep 26 :  Heli-borne assault teams and commando hit teams will give protection to athletes while participating in marathon, walkathon and cycling events of Commonwealth Games.  Elaborate security measures and traffic arrangements have
PTI September 26, 2010 16:02 IST
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 New Delhi, Sep 26 :  Heli-borne assault teams and commando hit teams will give protection to athletes while participating in marathon, walkathon and cycling events of Commonwealth Games.  

Elaborate security measures and traffic arrangements have been made for the road events which will take place on four days -- October 9, 10, 13 and 14 -- in and around Parliament Street and Noida.  

"All buildings on the routes where these events take place have been secured and sanitised. The telephone boxes and electric boxes have also been sanitised," , a senior police official said.  

Besides Quick Reaction Teams, the official said, Commando hit teams and heli-borne assault teams will also give security to those athletes participating in the road events.

 Many of the routes were the events take place has already been barricaded, he said. Police vehicles have also started taking rounds of these routes to ensure that no "mischief" is done.  

The trial event for cycling was held last month which provided a helping hand to security agencies in fine-tuning its strategy, the official said.  

The walkathon is scheduled on October nine while the Marathon is on October 14, the final day of the mega sporting event. Both these events will be held in and around Parliament Street.  

The cycling event is scheduled on October 10 and 13 and will be held also be here and Noida, the official said. All these events will start at 6:30 am.  Traffic on the routes will be restricted during the event, the official said.

 "No traffic will be allowed to use the route of road events from the night before. Cross traffic on this route will not be allowed from 5.00 am on the day of the event till its completion," the official said. PTI