Tuesday, June 2, 2009

India is ahead in countdown for CWG: Suresh Kalmadi

Suresh Kalmadi picChairman of the organizing Committee of Commonwealth Games, Suresh Kalmadi has said that India is ahead of the deadline in the completion of the all facilities to host the Commonwealth Games at New Delhi in 2010.

Addressing a press conference after visiting a couple of sites here on Friday, Kalmadi said, "As the Chairman of the managing committee of the Commonwealth Games, I'm telling you that the things are on track and everything is on schedule and some things are ahead of schedule.

As far as the security is concerned, he mentioned that India is well prepared and none of the participating nations need to worry on this aspect.

"Two officials from the Commonwealth Games Federation have met the Home Secretary and we are in constant touch with them and we are giving them all our feedback. You know there is no question of being satisfied. It's a continuous process and we will have to do our best as far as security is concerned and we are at it," added Kalmadi.

The Commonwealth Games is expected to boost India's image as a global powerhouse. The games may also provide rich pickings for real estate developers.

Delhi is to stage the 2010 Commonwealth Games at an estimated cost of 70 billion rupees.

Delhi had bagged the contract after beating the Canadian city Hamilton in the bid for the games.