Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hitting Hard on time for Commonwealth Games projects

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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.

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