Location: Menamkulam, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Estimated completion – December 2014
Cost: Rs. 60 Crore
The Games Village is being constructed based on the novel concept of Prefabricated Housing Technology. The Prefabricated housing would go well with the concept of ‘Green Games’ as it is environmental friendly, light weight, energy efficient and faster to construct. One major advantage of this technology is that the individual housing units can be dismantled and relocated to other locations after the Games. Another advantage is that the entire construction can be completed in a short period of 6 months.
Site is very near to Karyavattom Stadium (3 kms), where the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held, and all other Competition Venues in Thiruvananthapuram are located within 15 – 25 kms.
A total of 365 pre-fab houses are being built for 5 athletes per room while Team Officials & Coaches will be allocated single or double rooms. Social infrastructures such as kitchen, food courts, reception desks, medical centre, recreational zone, health club, open air theatre, conference halls etc are included in the Games Village. Apart from these, it will also have house-keeping, solid waste management, security, clean water distribution facilities and even landscaping.
The Games Village will be a ‘miniature India' as this venue is supposed to be the most vocal and visual representation of India's national integration at the Games. Around 5,000 sport persons and officials from different states will be housed together in this venue.