Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Enthusiastic preparation for Commonwealth Youth Games

commonwealth youth games logoThe preparation is on full swing for the Commonwealth Youth Games which has to begin from 12 October 2008 in Pune, Maharashtra. This is the third Commonwealth Youth Games.

The Youth Baton Relay ceremony will be done in New Delhi and will be flagged off from the North Campus of the Delhi University on 1st of August 2008 and will reach Pune on the inaugural of day of the event on 12th of October. In this duration the Youth baton will tour 9 states and 199 cities. The relay will cover a very long distance of around 8000 kilometers and will be carried by 6000 selected sports person. The baton will be escorted from Delhi to Pune by a team consisting of 80 crew members and 26 vehicles.

A total number of 1300 athletes aged below 18 years from all the 71 Commonwealth nations will participate in 9 disciplines at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City, Balewadi, in Pune.There would be 350 officials for the proper functioning of the event. The event will conclude on 18th of October.

After hosting successfully the Commonwealth Youth Games will help hosting a successful Commonwealth Games in 2010 and this will increase country’s chances to bid for the Olympics Games.

Tata Motors will be the official vehicle provider of the Commonwealth Youth Games

Tata Motors will be the official vehicle provider of the Commonwealth Youth GamesTata Motors has won the contract for the official vehicle provider of the Commonwealth Youth Games Baton Relay, which is part of the 3rd Commonwealth Youth Games Pune 2008. Tata Motors will provide 23 Tata vehicles which would include Sumo Grande, Safari, Winger, Magic and others will accompany the baton relay entourage. One of the vehicles provided will be a Special Green Vehicle (SFC 407) which will continuously collect refuse from the relay; process it into manure that will be used for planting saplings on the relay route.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Aleksey Yefremov ,New Indian Coach

table tennisSports Authority of India has appointed, 33-year-old Belarusian Aleksey Yefremov as, National table tennis coach. He has to take charge of the Indian paddlers, and will focus on preparing the players for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. In his view the Indian players are very talented but their poor physique lets them down most of the times .The players do not lack talent, the thing to focus about is physique and stamina building.

He said that Indian players are best in the world especially the women athletes and making them perform on the international platform is his greatest challenge.

Having had a fair idea about the country’s talent pool after watching the team and individual events at the 69th National Championship in Siliguri (Assam) recently, Yefremov said the Indian players scored poorly when it came to their physique and tactical planning. “These two aspects are essential if one has to succeed internationally,” he said. “My efforts mainly will be to ensure improvement in these two areas,” the coach added.

Yefremov has a huge task on his hand. He has to first help India improve its position in the forthcoming World Team Championships (Guangzhou, China, February 24 to March 2) and then successfully guide it through the Beijing Olympics qualifiers (March 6-11).

Monday, July 14, 2008

Rapid Public Transport System for 2010 Commonwealth games

dtc and Delhi metro

Besides roads, public transport is also improving in the city. Already the Delhi Mass Rapid Transmit System, also known as the Delhi Metro, is a huge success and is a well maintained, very efficient means of transport within the city. They are adding more routes, lines and stations and connectivity to neighboring cities such as Gurgaon in Haryana and Noida in Uttar Pradesh. There are plans of constructing nine new subways and improving the current subway systems. The new high capacity low floored buses are also plying now in the city. For more information about the plying routes of Delhi Metro, you can access the map of Delhi metro here:

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Delhi’s Invitation for 2010 Commonwealth Games

Delhi roads and flyoversDelhi is the proud host of the coming prestigious event of the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the city is preparing for the same in full swing. In none other Sports event the government had pumped such funds as in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

There is lot of construction activities going on in Delhi these days, new traffic system, roads, malls, new flyover and also revamping of the old ones. Private players are also making their part in full fledge .Construction of new affordable and luxurious hotels in Delhi is an example of these.

But the current scenario is a lot of hassles, traffic jams and hefty mess all over the city which causes a lot of problems to the general public but we would be witnessing a new beautiful city once it is completed.

The government is doing its best to enhance the city to meet the promised standards. A budget of Rs.1189 crores has been allotted for the development of infrastructure in the city.

New Roads! New Flyovers

Roads in Delhi have always been better than any other city in the country. But then also they were not capable of holding the burden of the growing traffic. As every one is aware that Delhi holds the record of having the largest number of vehicles in a single city. So, a lot of new flyovers are being constructed and there are plans of modifying current flyovers to expand their reach. Then, there are plans of adding new arterial and approach roads to improve traffic within the city as well as reduce congestion on the National Highways. A Road Improvement Plan has also been created for 52 roads of an approximate length of 65kms. Also, there are plans of constructing underground tunnels to connect the Games Village to the venues and city road networks.

Multilevel Parking
More good news for Delhi residents is that multi level parking spaces are being introduced as the city is already ridiculed with the parking problem, situation is going to become worse with the launch of Tata “Laktakiya” car Tata Nano which would make able a biker to afford a car

Airport Renovation and New Hotels
The Commonwealth Games being hosted in Delhi is sweet music for tourists and travelers too, as a new international airport is being planned and the current airport is being revamped as well, allowing Delhi to host many more flights. Also, a lot more five-star hotels and shopping centers are being added in the city.

All in all, Delhi is getting its act together and has two more years to do so. Some funny rules are to be carried out such as ensuring the removal of both cows and beggars from the streets before the Commonwealth starts. The process is tedious, involving huge amounts of money and lots of inconvenience to the public. Diversions everywhere, roads are blocked, and average time traveling on the road is doubled. But soon enough, Delhi shall evolve into a world class metropolitan living up its title as the capital of the emerging superpower of the world.