Chaos rules roost in badminton event
New Delhi: Chaos ruled the roost on the opening day of the India Open Super Series Badminton at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here as those who made it to the venue were greeted by the absence of basic facilities.
Confusion regarding the parking facilities with no car stickers available kept the spectators away from the venue.
A tournament official said that the police are not allowing the vehicles inside the premises of the complex under the pretext of security threat post Boston and Bangalore blasts.
"We are trying to work it out with the Delhi Police. They didn`t even let cars with appropriate stickers to enter the venue. The ones they did, belonging to organising committee members, were also towed away by the afternoon," the official said.
"Last year parking was no hassle but this time it surely is a problem. I hope we have better arrangement by on Wednesday," he added.
In fact, the official said that the police had suggested everyone to park their cars at the Ansal Plaza, which is almost 2 kms from the complex.
Even the scribes had to face problems, with no electrical points or wi-fi available in the media centre. Even the volunteers looked at bay when asked.
While repeated requests to provide power points yielded results finally, in no time it was shut off, forcing the journalists out of the venue.