New Delhi: Amid concerns expressed by Chief
Minister Sheila Dikshit about preparedness for Commonwealth
Games, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) today said the
projects related to the event will be completed in time.
"The DDA is committed to completing Games related
projects in time and there will be no delay," a DDA
The official denied that onset of monsoon had affected
the works and said the media reports about waterlogging and
considerable damage to Table Tennis Stadium at Yamuna Sports
Complex and Badminton and Squash Stadium at Siri Fort Sports
Complex in the recent downpour were wrong.
"In the TT stadium, the heavy showers resulted in
overflowing of rainwater gutters provided for roof drainage
resulting in seepage of water and some damage to the false
ceiling at few locations.
"However, there is no other damage to structure,
furniture and sports equipment as reported except uplifting of
maple wood flooring at few places and few electrical
installations," the DDA official said.
There was no waterlogging in the stadium except in a
portion where roof is being installed which is being attended
to, he said.
In the Badminton and Squash Stadium at Siri Fort, there
was leakage from the roof due to the fact that some repair
work was in progress for providing and cleaning of overflow
pipes. The major repair work has been completed, the official
"There is no damage at all to the stadium. Further, there
is no leakage or damage in the Archery Stadium at Yamuna
Sports Stadium," the spokesperson added.