Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sports Minister M S Gill inspects Indira Gandhi stadium

Sports Minister M S Gill today inspected the Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium here and said once completed, the 2010 Commonwealth Games venue would be at par with the stadiums seen during the Beijing Olympics last year.

On an hour-long visit, Gill held discussions with the Sports Authority of India officials and CPWD engineers, and reviewed the preparations at the stadium where Gymnastics, Cycling and Wrestling competitions would be held during the October 3 to 14 event next year.

The minister took a round of the main Gymnasium and the Cycling Velodrome at the site.

Expressing satisfaction with the pace of work, Gill praised the engineers' effort.

"I have seen the stadium where we will have cycling, wrestling and gymnastics. The stadium is a mighty complex and a technological marvel.