Monday, August 25, 2008

Reality Check - Delhi Development Authority

DDA is constructing two indoor stadiums for the 2010 Games at Siri Fort Sports Complex and Yamuna Sports Complex. Siri Fort will be used for badminton and squash and Yamuna for table tennis and archery (preliminary). Both these sports complexes will also be used as training venues. At Siri Fort, the existing training facilities will be refurbished for badminton, squash, tennis and aquatics. In case of the Yamuna Sports Complex, the facilities will be redeveloped for aquatics, archery training, lawn bowling, rhythmic gymnastics and hockey training. Saket Sports Complex will be refurbished as a training venue for badminton
But a closer look shows that though work at both competition venues has started, only 10% has been achieved so far. The deadline for both these stadiums is February 2010. In case of the training venues, the estimates are at a final stage and tenders are likely to be floated by the end of this month. The DDA has set a deadline of December 2009 before itself.