Cycling, marathon and closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games will be telecast live from air as the government on Friday allowed using helicopters over the road events and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

The decision to allow helicopters to fly over designated roads of cycling and marathon and the stadium was taken at a high-level meeting attended by top Home Ministry officials and security agencies.

However, the choppers will not be allowed to fly over the no-fly areas like Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and Prime Minister’s residence.

The cycling event will be held on Sunday and marathon and closing ceremony are scheduled for October 14.

Earlier, Commonwealth Games Federation chief Mike Fennell said the aerial shots of Delhi will be a “scenic appearance” and its broadcast all over the world would be a “fantastic” promotion of the city.

Meanwhile, the government is expecting that several heads of states would participate in the closing ceremony.

“Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has confirmed his participation in the closing ceremony. We are expecting several more heads of state’s attendance,” an official said.

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