CWG: 33 days left, Delhi Govt reviews preparations

New Delhi: Racing against time to complete unfinished projects for the Commonwealth Games, Delhi Government today reviewed the overall preparation of the city for the sporting event beginning October 3.

The cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, took stock of progress of work of all the unfinished projects including status of Barapullah Nallah elevated road which will link the Games Village with Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, the main venue of the event.

With just 33 days left for the sporting event -- the biggest to be held in India -- and many key infrastructure projects yet to be finished, a concerned Dikshit also asked all her ministerial colleagues to monitor the preparations closely.

Later, a senior official said all major construction activities on Barapullah Nallah elevated road will be completed by tomorrow.

He said as the elevated road will not be opened for general traffic until the event is over, the construction agency has adequate time to give finishing touches.

The official added that the Ring Road bypass project is likely to be completed by September 12.

Although Dikshit had set August 31 as deadline for completion of all Games projects, last week she refused to spell any further time frame.

She said incessant rains for the last two weeks hampered the works, and added that everything will be completed before commencement of the event.

Delhi Government had undertaken 34 major projects to enhance the city's infrastructure ahead of the Commonwealth Games, out of which around 13 are yet to finish.