Snakes mar Delhi Games

TWO snakes found at the RK Khanna stadium and in one of the flats under construction have raised more concerns about the Commonwealth Games Village safety and habitability. One of the snakes, believed to be a king cobra, was found close to gate no. 2 and had to be caught with the assistance of animal rescue organisation - wildlife SOS.

TWO snakes found at the RK Khanna stadium and in one of the flats under construction have raised more concerns about the Commonwealth Games Village safety and habitability.

One of the snakes, believed to be a king cobra, was found close to gate no. 2 and had to be caught with the assistance of animal rescue organisation - wildlife SOS.

Civic agencies are also putting up sandbags, barbed wires and sealing all gaps in the boundary walls to restrict dogs from entering the premises.

The move comes after 200 dogs were caught inside the village in the last three days. The dogs are said to have sought refuge in the ‘village’ after the Yamuna river flooded.

With a large number of monkeys in the area, the New Delhi Municipal council has booked langoors to scare them off.
Lots of monkeys have been frequenting the Talkatora stadium; the venue for swimming events and Shivaj stadium, which is one of the practice venues for hockey.

Meanwhile, a press release from the Organising Committee confirmed Kenya’s delegation (112 members) as the largest so far followed by Nigeria (69) and Scotland (60).
Canada, Tanzania, Lesotho, Norfolk Island, Rwanda, Wales, England, Isle of Man, Jersey, Bermuda, Jamaica, England, Trinidad and Tobago and British Virgin Islands have also arrived.

It is still doubtful that work on the Games Village will wrap up today as earlier communicated.

By Sunday, only 600 of the 1168 flats in the village had been passed fit for accommodation.

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