Thursday, May 29, 2008

Previous Host Cities for the Commonwealth Games

New Delhi is the proud host of 2010 CommonWealth Games .Below is the list of different places who has previously hosted the commonwealth games.

  1. Year 1958 - Cardiff of Wales

  2. Year 1962 - Perth of Australia

  3. Year 1966 - Kingston of Jamaica

  4. Year 1970 - Edinburgh of Scotland

  5. Year 1974 - Christchurch of New Zealand

  6. Year 1978 - Edmonton of Canada

  7. Year 1982 - Brisbane of Australia

  8. Year 1986 - Edinburgh of Scotland

  9. Year 1990 - Auckland of New Zealand

  10. Year 1994 - Victoria of Canada

  11. Year 1998 - Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia

  12. Year 2002 - Manchester of England

  13. Year 2006 - Melbourne of Australia

The games that were played in the Commonwealth Games included Aquatics, Boxing, Diving, Swimming, Netball, Gymnastics, Synchronized swimming, Shooting, Basketball, Athletics, Field hockey, Squash, Table tennis, Power lifting, Badminton, Weightlifting, Rugby sevens, Rhythmic gymnastics, Cycling, Lawn bowls, Triathlon....

Program Venues for 2010 Commonwealth Games

The list of the venues where the different sports event of 2010 Commonwealth Games will be held Most of the events are to be held in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, which is the world’s second-largest stadium, it will undergo renovation and improvement for proper hosting of the games and events of the Commonwealth Games.

  1. Opening and Closing Ceremony : Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

  2. Archery : IG Sports Complex & India Gate/Red Fort

  3. Aquatics : SPM Swimming Pool Complex

  4. Athletics : Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

  5. Boxing : Talkatora Indoor Stadium

  6. Badminton : Siri Fort Sports Complex

  7. Gymnastics : IG Indoor Stadium Complex

  8. Cycling : IG Indoor Stadium Complex

  9. Hockey : Maj. Dhyan Chand National Stadium

  10. Netball : Tyagaraj Sports Complex

  11. Lawn Bowls : Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

  12. Rugby 7s : Delhi University

  13. Squash : Siri Fort Sports Complex

  14. Shooting : Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range

  15. Tennis : R K Tennis Complex

  16. Wrestling : IG Indoor Stadium Complex

  17. Table Tennis : Yamuna Sports Complex

  18. Weightlifting : Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

You can also check my post on 2010 Commonwealth Games Venues for even more details

Sports Included in 2010 Commonwealth Games

2010 commonwealth games

The Sports Program of 2010 Commonwealth Games include 17 different and related disciplines. Nearly 6,000 athletes are expected who would represent 71 Commonwealth countries in the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi, India. The different games disciplines which would be included in 2010 commonwealth games are as follows:

  1. Athletics

  2. Aquatics

  3. Badminton

  4. Archery

  5. Boxing

  6. Gymnastics

  7. Cycling

  8. Hockey

  9. Shooting

  10. Wrestling

  11. Tennis

  12. Weightlifting

  13. Table Tennis

  14. Squash

  15. Lawn Bowls

  16. Rugby 7s

  17. Netball

Friday, May 23, 2008

Affordable Hotels in Delhi For CommonWealth Games

affordable hotels in delhi for commonwealth games

Hotel Kashish

Hotel Kashish has excellent accommodation facilities with simple,deluxe and air conditioned rooms. The hotel is situated in the middle of Paharganj within easy reach of the metro, New Delhi train station, a variety of restaurants and all the atmosphere of a bazaar that you could want.

Contact :Laxmi Narain Street,Near Imperial Cinema,Pahar Ganj, New Delhi – 110055
Phone :41000359
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Room Rates : Double rooms(Air Conditioned) US$ 55, Rupees 1000

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Best Affordable hotels in Delhi for Commonwealth Games - 6

Amarya Haveli hotel

10. Amarya Haveli

A luxury guesthouse run by two Frenchmen - an elegant mix of French and Indian chic runs through this stunning B&B. It's located in a residential area in South Delhi but is still only an 80 pence rickshaw ride from Central Delhi. There's a magical patio and outdoor bar area to relax on the second floor.

Contact : P5 Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi; +911141759268;

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Room Rates : Doubles from £65

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8. Hotel Legend

Hotel Legend is just along from the Godwin. The outside might be a bit shabby, but inside is a pleasant surprise. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable. There's free internet access in the lobby as well as a tour operator and the staff are pleasant and helpful. Take a seat at the friendly chai stall right outside, to sit, sip and watch the world walk by.
Contact : 8525 Hotel Lane,Pahar Ganj, Arakashan Road;
+91 11 23512010;

Room Rates : Doubles from £16

9. One Link Road. Hotel

One Link Road is a lovely B&B in a swish apartment, adorned with ornamental Buddhas and pictures, adding a personal touch. There's a cooling living room for use by the guests. Owner Parul also runs the nearby brand new K One One B&B.
Contact : 1, Link Road, Jungpura Extension, New Delhi, + 91 11 41824083;
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Room Rates : Singles £38, doubles £44

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6. Master Guest House

This traditional Indian homestay is run by couple Avnish and Urvashi. They pride themselves on their personal approach to hospitality with only four rooms, all of which are individually decorated. You're treated to expert advice about the city, as well as being offered novel tours such the Hidden Gems of Delhi. You can also order a home-cooked evening meal here for £4 and breakfast includes one of the finest cups of real coffee to be found anywhere in Delhi.

Contact :R 500, New Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi; +91 11 28741089;

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Room Rates : Singles £25; doubles £28

7. Hotel Grand Godwin

One of the most popular mid-budget hotels in the Pahar Ganj area and it's easy to see why. The marbled lobby and glass elevator add a touch of class and the rooms are clean and modern. (Its next-door sister Hotel Godwin Deluxe is less value for money). The outdoor rooftop restaurant serves good food and is a pleasant place to sip a Kingfisher beer whilst relaxing in the evening.

Contact : 8502 / 41 Arakashan Road, Ram Nagar, Paharganj; +91-11-23546891-98;

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Room Rates : Singles from £13, doubles from £16

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4. Crown Plaza

Crown Plaza offers a pleasant option for those wishing to stay in the heart of New Delhi and is a newly opened addition to the plethora of hotels in the travellers' haven of the main bazaar of Pahar Ganj. The rooms are simply furnished, clean and - rare for this area - quiet. It's right opposite the legendary Metropolis hotel, which has seen better days, but its restaurant is still worth a visit, as are the winding lanes of the main bazaar.

Contact: 5136, Main Bazar, Pahar Ganj; +91 23561800;


Room Rates : Doubles £11

5. Hotel Singh Empire

Hotel Singh Empire is located on the busy GB Gupta Road close to Pahar Ganj and is one of the nicest hotels down this strip. Traditionally decorated, the cheaper rooms are in the maze of lower floors, with the smarter rooms upstairs. The rooftop restaurant has just opened and you can even take yoga classes to wind down after a Delhi day. There's free Wi-Fi for guests.

Contact : 8707-8710, D.B. Gupta Road, Pahar Ganj; +91 41541948;


Room Rates : Singles from £19, doubles from £25

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2. Florence Inn

Florence Inn is located down a quiet street behind Karol Bagh and just around the corner from some of the best-known shops on Ajmal Khan Road. Its cool marble corridors are an invitation to relaxation and its premium and executive rooms are especially nice. Unusually for Delhi, the rooms have baths instead of showers to wash off the city dust.

Contact : 15 A/6,Pooja Park, Ajmal Khan Road, Karol Bagh; +91 11 42502104
Room Rates : Singles from £27, doubles from £34

3. Hotel Emperor Palms

Hotel Emperor Palms is a three-star hotel which feels like a four-star. Its chic rooms come with leopard print detail and spotless modern bathrooms. You're within spitting distance of well-known sweetshops, Punjab Sweets and Roshan di Kulfi, one of the oldest and best kulfi places in the city.

Contact: 15 A-7, W.E.A. Karol Bagh; +9125725025;
Room Rates : Singles £36, doubles from £41

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There has been a shortage of good affordable accommodation in India and the situation in Delhi is more intense. There are only limited choices like hostels but there is limitation of facilities and comfort in these or five-star luxury , they offer great facilities and services but they are very costly for a normal income person , ranges from Rs 12000 (US$300,GBP 150) to Rs.15000 ( US$375,GBP 180) per nighta night. As the government is supporting private players to establish accommodation facilities in the purview of 2010 Commonwealth Games , a large number of mid-range hotels and Bread&Breakfast facilities are popping up everywhere .They are reasonably priced, clean, quiet and well run and quite in the reach of every person .To assist you in your journey for a affordable hotel accommodation in Delhi for CommonWealth Games , I am presenting here a series and list of 10 best hotels...
1. Bajaj Indian Homestay

Located in the heart of Delhi's shopping district Karol Bagh, Bajaj Indian Homestay is a gem of a retreat from the chaos. It's less a B&B and more of a boutique hotel experience with each of the 10 rooms individually named and decorated after popular Indian characters and Gods. All are beautifully designed. There's a rooftop terrace and juice bar and the room price includes breakfast, complimentary tea and coffee and airport pickup.

Contact : 8A/34 W.E.A, Karol Bagh, New Delhi; +91 25736509


Room Rates : Singles £41, doubles £49

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Queensland's Cooperating with India for Commonwealth Games

India Queensland Cooperation

Keeping in view the Commonwealth Games, India entered into a tie-up with the Queensland state government in Australia to strengthen business links.

Leading Queensland sports infrastructure companies, will participate in the infrastructure building teams for the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games These are the same companies which owns the credit of building Olympic Park during Sydney Olympics.

This is not the first time when Australia is coordinating with India in business ,Queensland has been in business ties with India for a long time , but the only concern was natural resources. Recently a seminar “Queensland-India Partnership: Sports Infrastructure and Commonwealth Games 2010” was organized ,where the Queensland Premier, has expressed their interests in showing their expertise in other fields as well including Commonwealth Games. Besides working in event management and infrastructure building ,the Queensland government would be helping to train athletes for the commonwealth games

One Step Ahead

Extending their cooperation and relationship the Commonwealth committee has issued a Letter of Intent for construction of the new tensile membrane roof for the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to Taiyo Membrane Corporation.

Other companies also do not want to lag behind , Brisbane's China Stars Events has moved a step ahead and has plans to inaugurate the Southern Stars International Cricket Cup in partnership with the Delhi -based Pelican Sports Management Dec 8-16 here.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

British Help for 2010 Commonwealth Games

British help india

Britain is looking forward to share its experiences with India, and wishes to work together to help deliver a memorable Commonwealth Games in Delhi in 2010.

A business delegation, supported by United Kingdom Trade and Investment,visited India that includes companies that have been involved in organizing the Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002,visited India recently.

They represent companies that are experts in insurance for major sporting events, transport systems, crowd and VIP security, catering and hospitality, volunteering and sponsorship, temporary stadiums and post-event stadium use, and legacy and regeneration.

British and the Indian governments are working closely to draw a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on sports.

The British companies on this delegation represented the best in British expertise in the sporting field. which not only can design world-class facilities, they can help with the professional expertise necessary to make a modern sporting event flourish.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Eviction of Elephants from Delhi ahead of India's Commonwealth Games


Dozens of elephants in India's capital need a new home after being evicted from a riverside locale to make way for construction linked to the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The New Delhi government is racing against time to spruce up the sprawling city of 14 million in time for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which it views as a showcase event for the country's capital.

Improvements underway include extending a metro-rail service, and building new bus shelters and special traffic lanes. Homeowners are also being encouraged to offer bed-and-breakfast lodgings to overcome a shortage of hotel rooms.

The city also has plans to evict poor slum dwellers, including a group that looks after elephants used at weddings and festivals along the Yamuna river, to build apartments for athletes and officials.

The demolition drive has displaced the elephants and their owners, who have been living there for years after being brought here from nearby states.

An appeal put out by Wildlife SOS for donations to resettle the elephants has met with some success, with one donor pledging 500,000 rupees (12,500 dollars).

Source : A popular news website

Monday, May 12, 2008

Low-floor buses to Operate between Delhi and Noida by 2010 Games

DTC low floor buses

According to Noida Authority officials, around 40 low-floor buses will ply on Noida-Delhi routes before the Commonwealth Games 2010.Of these, 20 will ply from the Delhi Transport Corporation’s Noida depot along with another 20 buses of the Noida Authority.

The DTC is expected to sanction the buses for the Noida depot in Sector-32 soon. Semi-low floor buses will also be sanctioned for the suburb once the process of modernization is completed.

The Commonwealth Games is expected to attract a lot of visitors to Noida and Greater Noida, which will also host some of the events, apart from visitors.

The Authority plans to have many world-class hotels in place before the Games. The DTC, officials said, has that in mind, and plans to introduce many new standard buses on the city’s roads soon.

Meanwhile, sources in the Noida Authority said the officials are mooting a proposal to buy similar buses which will run on city routes. The proposals are expected to come up in a few months and the plan, if approved, will be implemented before the Commonwealth Games.

There are close to 200 buses running between Noida and Delhi on 15 routes, and 94 buses on various other routes from Delhi Transport Corporation’s Noida depot , which has 115 buses in all.

Agra Development Authority announced schemes for city's modernization

infrastructure development

The Agra Development Authority has announced half a dozen schemes to modernize the city's civic infrastructure.

Another bridge on river Yamuna close to the existing Jawahar bridge should be ready by mid June, 2010. This will relieve the pressure on the tottering 100-year-old Strachey bridge which itself is to go through a make-over phase. Work on at least three new fly overs in the city will begin next month and they are to be completed by 2010.

The biggest problem is water supply, which is brackish in the Taj Mahal area,which was made by the British .The water supply to the Taj Mahal area and the gardens is through a minor canal branching from the Agra canal fed by the Okhla barrage. This minor canal is now choked with garbage and there's no water because of poor maintenance . These are the major problems which demand fast and efficient overhauling.

Work on a bridge for the pipeline which has to cross the river Yamuna, close to the Mathura district border, has begun after some initial hassles caused by rival groups of villagers who wanted the project shifted to their side of the village.

Commonwealth Games a Catalyst to Agra's growth

taj mahal

As 2010 Commonwealth Games is organized in Delhi ,it is proving to be a boon to the suburbs of Delhi and neighboring areas along with other most common tourist destinations in the country. Keeping in mind the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in 2010 ,the Agra-Mathura region is witnessing a slew of developmental projects aimed at upgrading the civic infrastructure. These will be completed within the next two years in time.
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh had announced several schemes April 15 last year. Concrete shape is being given to some of these projects for which deadlines have been fixed not only for their completion but also probable dates for inauguration.
The forthcoming Commonwealth Games in 2010 have provided a further impetus to the developmental spree being witnessed here.

Billions released for training athletes for Commonwealth Games

The Sports Ministry of the union government has provided a massive fund of Rs. 802 crores ( Rs.8.02 billion) to train India's elite sports persons for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. The fund, would facilitate state-of-art training, foreign exposure, scientific backup and equipment to athletes.

The selection process under the scheme is done by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in consultation with the national sports federations of the concerned discipline before preparing the list of core probables with a profile of each sports person. The list will go to the government-constituted 'monitoring committee' and 'steering committee' before it is finalized

These core probables will undergo state of art training and exposure at various competition venues and closer to the Games, based on their performance, the teams which will represent India at the Commonwealth Games will be selected from out of these core probables.

Creating New Accommodation Facilities in Jaipur for Commonwealth Games tourists

hotels in rajasthan

According the data and record of the Tourism Ministry ,at the moment there are about 3,000 rooms available for tourists in Jaipur. Also, the state would have another 12 five-star hotels in major cities by 2010.

Keeping in mind a shortage of 2,000 rooms in Jaipur itself during the Delhi Commonwealth Games , the government is planning to give incentives to private players, including those owning ancestral properties, to construct hotels.

Under its public-private partnership, the government has invited investors to work in different fields, including tourism. Thirty MoUs were signed in November to build entertainment parks, spas and wellness centres and resorts

Rajasthan Preparing it Big

rajasthan culture

Giving importance to the tourism sector, the tourism budget was increased from Rs.13 crores in 2004 to Rs.66 crores this year.

The Tourism Ministry and the state government is focusing their attention on the growth of tourism. The main focus is on creating more attraction and more variety so that the number of returning visitors could be increased.

Most foreigners come here for culture, cuisine, dresses and handicrafts .As travelers enjoy the experience of spending time in rural settings and living among the locals. Tourism Ministry and the state government wants to harness this potential. For the same purpose authorities have started identifying 20 ideal villages, tourist-friendly villages that could be developed for rural tourism.

Rajasthan upgrading facilities in the purview of Commonwealth Games

rajasthan airport

Rajasthan has started upgrading its various facilities in the purview of Commonwealth Games. The state has started upgrading its Udaipur airport, while the Jaipur airport will start functioning as an international airport from the end of this year or early next year. Another airport has been planned for Kota.The state has 15 airstrips and plan to lease them to private players so that small aircraft could use them to ferry travelers.
Tourist inflow to the state has been rising. Rajasthan is hoping to get double the number of tourists in 2010. While about 1.60 crores domestic tourists visited the state in 2004, the figure for foreigners was around 9.71lakhs. In 2007, these had gone up to 2.6 crores Indian visitors and 14 lakhs foreign visitors.

A Warm Welcome from Rajasthan for Commonwealth Games Tourists

rajasthan tourism

With its rich history, culture and desert landscape, Rajasthan sees a golden opportunity in the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games to up its tourist inflow and is sprucing up its roads, hotels and monuments to lure foreigners who come visiting the Indian capital.
Rajasthan has some of the best hotels globally. As Rajasthan is the closest neighbor of Delhi's and expects many tourists. As places like Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Ajmer , boast of ancient monuments, art, royal heritage and handicrafts and are a must-see for tourists in India are being given a facelift.
Considering Commonwealth games and for attracting tourists festivals and fairs are being planned, uncharted areas being explored to design them as new destinations and old ones beautified.
Summer and monsoon festivals, cruises on the Chambal river and planned fairs during Dussehra that will continue till Diwali,
To bring alive the ancient monuments, the government is conserving and restoring them and planning sound-and-light shows. Crafts bazaars, camel and horse rides and cuisine shows are all being organised.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Etiquette and English training for service personnels ahead of Commonwealth Games

taxi services,delhi

Cab drivers, waiters and security staff are among those being trained in the English language and international etiquette as Delhi gets ready to host a rush of foreign visitors during the Commonwealth Games in 2010.
There are around 20,000 cab drivers in the city, out of whom around 1,500 drive radio cabs. Most of them have not studied beyond Class 10. So an English language and etiquette training is very necessary for them, so that they can easily interact with the tourist and serve them better.
A capacity building programme (CBP) has been implemented by the Ministry of Tourism with the help of Delhi government for those people who have to frequently interact with tourists.
For the past two years, the city cab drivers have been undergoing training to learn to speak English. Under the CBP over 2,000 cab drivers in the city have been trained in basic spoken English so far besides waiters, security staff and gatemen been told about hygiene and politeness.
From April onwards, an estimated 1,000 people every month has been undergoing basic training under CBP in the city. By March 2009, probably all the people associated with hotels, tour operators, and travel agents will be covered under this program.
All the registered tour and travel operators and every major hotel in the city is advised to make their drivers and service staffs available for training, Tour and travel operators are also happy over the government's move, but recommend a proactive approach ahead of the Games starting October 2010.
Many cab operators are, however, making their own arrangements to help the drivers learn spoken English. They feel they should not be dependent on government efforts alone.
While the initiative is mainly focused on Delhi,those cities will also be covered which are most probable touring spots for the visitors and tourists who come to attend the Games. These cities and regions are Agra and Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, Bhopal and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, Gaya in Bihar and Puri in Orissa.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hitting Hard on time for Commonwealth Games projects

commonwealth games venues

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is working on the most important project, the state-of-the-art Games Village that is being built on the east bank of the river Yamuna, supposed to be handed over to the games organizing committee in June 2010.

All the venues of the Games will be handed over to the organizing committee well before time by June 2010 so that they can carry out their trials.

The largest games project in the history of India ,the Games Village is being developed on the bank of the river Yamuna with an estimated input cost of $300 million ,land area being developed is spread over 63.5 hectares.

Major renovation work is going on in full swing at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, Indira Gandhi indoor stadium and Major Dhyan Chand national stadium and all projects are expected to be completed by early 2009.

Since various agencies are engaged in preparing the city for the 2010 event, the government has set up different committees at various levels to assess the progress of all projects. the government is working towards completing all its projects, including the Games village and the various venues, by June 2010 - three months before the actual date.

The renovation and upgradation of the Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Dhyan Chand stadiums are on full swing where the events scheduled to be held include athletics, lawn bowls and weightlifting, wrestling, gymnastics, cycling, archery and hockey.

Multipurpose Thyagaraj Sports Complex (TSC) and the Talkatora stadium has got Rs.3.50 billion for upgrading the existing facilities and creating the new ones. A new air-conditioned stadium is also being developed at Yamuna sports complex, which will accommodate 5,000 people.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Demand of 50,000 hotel rooms for Commonwealth Games

hotels for coomonwealth games

According to the assessment of the tourism ministry of government of India ,around 40,000 - 50000 hotel rooms are needed during the Commonwealth Games in 2010,which is nearly impossible task as there is already a shortage of hotel rooms in the country.

As the construction of hotels is primarily a private sector and investment intensive activity and the government cannot invest huge amounts for the purpose .So the ministry is planning to encourage the private sector by the way of different rebates and tax concessions

The governments of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh has been advised to follow investor friendly land policies and single window clearances for hotel projects

Ministry of Tourism would offers subsidy for budget hotels of one, two and three star categories in the country.

The ministry keeps in regular touch with state governments, various land owning agencies like the Indian Railways and the civil aviation ministry for creating land banks for hotels.

The tourism ministry has requested that they allot land on a joint venture and revenue sharing basis.

Preparations and Plans for Power Acquirements and Arrangements

power arrangement plans

National Thermal Power Corporation, Damodar Valley Corporation, Dadri power plant of NTPC, Jhajhar, Haryana plant and the Pragati power plant will start supplying around 4,240 MW of power to the city in the next couple of years.

The government is initiating certain corrective measures to maintain streamline power supply.

The government has plans to get 1,800 MW from local sources in addition to the existing installed power generation capacity of 932 MW.

The transmission and distribution loss is also a most important factor that has to be effectively addressed ,as it is the main cause of power loss. It was whopping high of around 49 percent in 2007-2008 whereas the National figure was of 30-31 percent. So this factor must be taken into account seriously otherwise all other measures will become less effective.

The government is also planning to add couple of projects for capacity addition in the coming 11th Five Year Plan period (2007-12) . At the moment, the city stands to get 750 MW from the upcoming power plant at Jhajhar in Haryana,which is expected to become operational in couple of years..

Power Arrangements for Delhi Commonwealth Games

commonwealth games power arrangement

Capacity building on the electricity front is a priority concern for Delhi government. The government intends to spend over Rs.45 billion on energy during 2007-2012, while over Rs.6.15 billion would be spent in the new financial year.
Present demand for power is around 4,000 MW which will be go around an estimated amount of 5,200 MW in the next two years .
The process of capacity building is under way at full throttle and we hope that the city will have surplus power supply in two years.
Before the beginning of the Commonwealth Games in 2010 energy hungry Delhi will see the availability of power enhanced to 7,000 MW.
The city's peak hour demand is unlikely to cross the 6,000 MW mark in the near future. So around 7,000 MW power capacity puts us in a very comfortable zone.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Commonwealth Games Medals

commonwealth games medals

To win medals for own country is a highly satisfying job for any athlete and the governments of these countries ,pour tons of money for their training and preparations with a hope that they will bring pride to their country .The one and only aim of every participant in these highly competitive games is to stood first and earn a reputable medal , to bring smiles and pride to the countrymen back home . Here are the pics of medals used in the previous games , which provide a glimpse of the grandeur of these games.

Around 36 new hospitals in Delhi before 2010

new delhi hospitals

The Delhi government has decided to construct 36 hospitals in New Delhi,in the run-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Some of the hospitals will offer cancer treatment facilities.
Some of these hi-tech hospitals will be built in the Trans-yamuna area of Delhi
Initially a fund of Rs.150 million has been planned for the construction of the hospitals, but more funds will be made available as and when needed.

Infrastructure Development : Investment of Rs.100 billion in suburb Ghaziabad

infrastructure development

The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has big plans to invest Rs.100 billion for building city's infrastructure before the Commonwealth Games in 2010 going to be held in New Delhi.
The Vice Chairman of GDA, Mr. S.K. Dwivedi, said out of Rs.100 billion, Rs.44 billion is to improve the surface transport infrastructure including Metro rail service and better roads in Sahibabad, Indirapuram, Vaishali, Vasundhara and Vijay Nagar area.
For Metro rail service, a demand project report (DPR) is being prepared to connect the new bus terminus of Ghaziabad to Shahdara Metro station.
He said the authority would invest Rs.66 billion to strengthen basic infrastructure including city lanes, sewerage system, water supply, power supply and construction of drainage system.
Multi-level parking facilities would be constructed in the commercial hubs of the city that include the areas in Indirapuram, Vaishali and Raj Nagar.