Updated: July 29, 2021 1:47:21 am
The Delhi Development Authority will be opening its swimming pools after two weeks as it is presently performing cleaning exercises, said a senior official.
The authority reopened 15 sports complexes, 39 fitness centres and two golf courses recently after having closed closed for two months due to the second Covid-19 wave. However, swimming pools have mostly remained closed since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020.
DDA has fifteen swimming pools in complexes in Saket, Vasant Kunj, Dwarka, Rohini, Chilla, Akshardham, Siri Fort.
All complexes’ pools usually become operational during the summer and remain open till September, except for the ones at Siri Fort, and Yamuna and CWG sports complexes which are heated and operate till November.
Though these complexes are membership-oriented, non-members of the public can utilise the facilities on payment of prescribed charges. Special concessions are available for students, senior citizens, schools, sports federations and associations.
The Commonwealth Games village swimming pool will not be operational as it is a Delhi government-run Covid care centre. The facility at Hari Nagar sports complex will also not be operational due to water sourcing issues, the official said.
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