Delhiites should mend ways before Commonwealth Games: Chidambaram

Delhiites should mend ways before Commonwealth Games: Chidambaram

Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram with Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit at the inaugural function of the Sunlight Colony Police Station, in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI

"We should seize the opportunity of the Commonwealth Games to change our behavioural pattern. We must behave as (residents of) an international city," he said here after inaugurating a police station.

Observing that people in the city often do not obey traffic rules, he said the national capital needs to change its mindset.

"People should change their behaviour. We have noticed over many years that the behaviour of people has not changed. Vehicles are jumping red lights, even police vehicles are jumping red lights.

"Some are moving (in their vehicles) without having registration plates, some are crossing roads where they should not. People are not using overground or underground passes. We want to encourage people to change their mindset," he said.

His comments came after Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said at the function that her Government was starting a campaign to change the way the society behaves so that it becomes more caring and also sharing.

Germany and Beijing also underwent a change in the way people behaved before hosting major sporting events.

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