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Tips for spectators attending CWG opening ceremony

October 02, 2010 22:38 IST

The Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Commonwealth Games will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Delhi on Sunday.

The ceremony, which will run for two hours, will begin at 1900 IST.

Following are the various means to get to the Nehru stadium for the opening ceremony depending on the most convenient mode of transportation from the place where you stay.

By Metro:

You may avail the Delhi Metro services from any part of Delhi/NCR to reach the under mentioned stations:

- Jawaharlal Nehru Metro Station to Venue North Gate (Number 14) -- 200 metres

- Jungpura Metro Station to Venue East Gate (Number- 9) -- 250 metres

- Jorbagh Metro Station for Meherchand Market drop-off point by shuttle service and from there 1.2 km to Venue South Gate (Number 6).

Park and Walk:

If you are taking your own vehicle then kindly park your vehicles at the under mentioned parking areas and walk down to the venue:    

- Blind School Ground to Venue North Gate (Number 14) --1.3 km.

- New Delhi Tamil Education (DTEA) Ground to Venue North Gate (Number 14) --1.5 km

- Sister Nivedita School to Venue East Gate (Number 9) -- 800 metres

Important points to follow:

Spectators are required to occupy their seats latest by 5:30pm.

Spectators who have purchased their tickets for the Opening Ceremony and have not redeemed their e-vouchers for physical tickets should collect their tickets only from the IRCTC office at STC Building, Ground Floor, Jawahar Vyapar Bhawan, 1, Tolstoy Marg, New Delhi- 110001. This collection centre will be open from 6 am onwards on 3rd Oct.

A few spectators who have purchased tickets for denomination INR 1,000, INR 5,000 & INR 25,000 have been relocated to a different section due to restricted view. Spectators are requested to visit to know if their seat has been affected. Spectator services volunteers at the venue shall be there to assist the spectators at the venue.

List of Prohibited items for spectators is available on

For any queries please call our toll free number at 1800 102 1294 or 1800 200 1294.

Ticket Box office at the JLN stadium will not be operational at on the 3rd Oct 2010

In order to avoid last-minute delays and to give enough time for the thorough security checking procedures at the venue entrances, please ensure that you leave home early. Though the main event will start at 7.00 pm, there will be several warm up shows which will start at 5 pm.

As per Delhi Police, due to security reasons we would like to request you not to carry the following items:

Alcohol, Match Box /Lighter, Bottles, Cigarette /Cans, Inflammable items, Chair(s) / Stool(s), Chewing Tobacco /Gutka, Firearms(s), Tiffin(s), Replica Firearm /Toy Gun, Knives /Dagger / Sword/ Scissor/ Cutting, Eatables (Except Baby food), Sharp/ Pointed Edges Material, Dangerous Good(s), Handbags/Briefcase/ Ladies Handbags Except of reasonable size, Firework(s)/ Crackers, Umbrella, Flare/ Distress Signal, Handycam, Glass Container, Laptop, Backpacks, Sprays (Except medical inhaler), Laser light/pointer/flash lights, Perfume, Musical Instruments, Packet/ Parcels/ Torn-up Papers, Roller Blades, Balloons, Skateboards, Radio, Radio Frequency Device, Loud Hailer /Whistle/ Horn, Wooden Stick (Lathi), Hockey Stick Other than Participants, Sporting Balls, Coins (all kinds), Promotional Products, Electronic equipment that could interface with electronic signal of the games, Animals, Smoke Canisters,  Flags (Poles), Darts, Motorbike Helmets.

Harish Kotian New Delhi