London 2012 organisers allocate extra £19m to crowd management

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An extra £19 million has been allocated to London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to improve crowd management and public information in central London. The additional funding will provide more stewards and crowd flow measures for those travelling between transport hubs and Games venues.

The news features within the Government’s quarterly economic report into London 2012, which states that the Olympic and Paralympic Games is on track to be delivered on time and under budget.

The overall funding package for the Games remains at £9.298 billion with £476 million of uncommitted contingency available.

The anticipated final cost of the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) construction and transport programme is £6.761 billion – a decrease of £16 million on the previous quarter. Savings made by the ODA up to May 31 this year have now topped the billion pound mark in total, reaching £1.004 billion.

According to the report, structures, bridges and highways required £12 million of additional works and costs, the Olympic Village needed an additional £11 million and the Main Press Centre and International Broadcast Centre required an extra £3 million.

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