Thursday, July 29, 2010

MS Gill Says Everything is OK

Sports minister M S Gill rubbished media reports on Wednesday that claimed that some of the Commonwealth Games venues were incomplete and faulty.

Gill said all the venues were architectural and engineering marvels and no leakage or fault had been found at any of the Games venues.

“The fact remains that all these stadiums have no fault. There is no leakage, nothing anywhere. They are all architecture and engineering marvels which will be seen for the first time in India,” Gill told reporters outside Parliament.

“Go to Shyama Prasad Swimming complex, Nehru stadium and look at the essentials. There are no serious faults in any of the stadiums,” Gill said. There have been media reports that Talkatora stadium venue for Commonwealth boxing event, and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Complex, inaugurated on July 18 and billed as the best aquatic stadium by Gill himself, are incomplete.

Gill said only temporary work was left to be done and it would be carried out by the organizing committee. “We still have two months and the engineers and their workforce will take care of the remaining work. All the stadiums will be handed over to the organizing committee on August 1 and then they have to do the temporary fittings and other things,” Gill said.

“The PWD will be there everyday for fine-tuning. We will be coordinating the work. That’s all I have to say,” he said.