No fault in design of CWG stadiums: Gill

Rejecting media criticism of the Commonwealth Games` preparations, Union Sports Minister M S Gill asserted that there are no faults in the newly-built stadiums for the October 3-14 event.

Last Updated: Aug 01, 2010, 16:04 PM IST

New Delhi: Rejecting media criticism of the
Commonwealth Games` preparations, Union Sports Minister M S
Gill on Sunday asserted that there are no faults in the
newly-built stadiums for the October 3-14 event.

Gill said media has been wrongly criticising the
preparations of the Games despite the fact that CPWD engineers
and concerned officials are working round the clock to
complete the work.

"There are no serious flaws in the design of any of the
stadiums. No faults in any of the roofs. The fact remains
these stadiums have no faults and leakages anywhere. Don`t
underplay the magnitude of the big occasion. This is a
legacy, live it," Gill said inaugurating the Weightlifting
auditorium inside the Jawahar Lal Nehru Complex for the
October 3-14 Games here.

"All responsible officers of the Public Works Department
would be present at the venues all the time till the start of
the Games. For next two months they will recheck deficiencies.
They will revisit the infrastructure. So there is no question
of unpreparedness," Gill said.

He said the architecture and engineering involved in
building the stadiums has been used for the first time in
India.

The weightlifting auditorium was one of delay-hit venues
and its completion came as a relief to Gill, Union Urban
Development minister S Jaipal Reddy and from hundreds of
others engaged in the organisational efforts of the Games.

PTI