Panaji: In Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Govind Gaude inspected the Campal Sports Venue and preparedness of Games for the 37th National Games that are scheduled to begin from 26 October.
Gaude said that the Campal venue will host around 13-14 disciplines and hence it is a major venue. Players will start arriving in the state from 17 October. Accommodation arrangements have been made for the athletes. “Many venues have been inspected.
While some changes are incorporated with timely suggestions. We are trying to resolve practical difficulties, by not only inspecting, ensuing directions to the ground staff and leaving. We are trying to ensure everything is fair. Hence, the reason for this late-night visit,”he said. Campal is a major venue. Nearly 13-14 disciplines will be held here itself. A cultural programme centre will also be set up. German hangers and tents are being erected. By 20 October, the organisers are anticipating that the work on the Games Village will be completed at Campal. Technical officials will inspect the venue for fine tuning.
“If there is rainfall, we have ensured that trenches are in place, and suction pumps will drain out the water. The base platform is kept at a height of 14 inch. We held a crucial meeting with police for security, transportation planning, including anticipating traffic, etc. There are two control rooms. We plan to install GPS on every vehicle associated with Games. Arrival to venue and departure will have different vehicles, while there will be exclusive vehicles for athletes from the venue to the accommodation sites,” he signed off.