Friday, August 21, 2009

Update on Common Wealth Games - delhi

With about 13 months left for the 2010 Commonwealth Games to begin in Delhi, there is a real danger that several projects associated with the Games might not be completed on time. A Comptroller and Auditor General report submitted to the Prime Minister's Office and sports ministry has confirmed our worst suspicions. Work on 13 of the 19 sports venues is behind schedule with the aquatics complex and the hockey stadium in the worst shape.

What is particularly galling is that the design for the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium - the main venue of the Games - is yet to be finalised. All 16 major infrastructure projects for the city are behind schedule, with the public works department admitting that six, including flyovers and road tunnels, won't be completed on time.


  1. Leave all these, have you heard the recent spates of accidents in the Capital? Buildings falling, Cranes crashing...Quite scary...Hope New Delhi gets out of the CWG safely...