New Delhi: The continuing construction work
might present a grim picture but Sports Minister M S Gill
today asserted in the Parliament that 16 of the 18 venues for
the Commonwealth Games are "complete".
Replying to a question, Gill said, "Most of the sports
venues have been completed and Test events held. The remaining
are in advanced stage of completion and will be completed well
in time for the Games. An amount of Rs 4460 crore has been
approved for upgradation/renovation/creation of sports
Gill also gave a status report on the venues preparedness
and except for the Yamuna Sports Complex (Table Tennis arena)
and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Weightlifting complex), all the
other venues had completed written against their status.
While the Yamuna Sports Complex would be completed by
August 15, the pending work at the JN stadium would done with
in the next couple of days as per the Sports Ministry`s status