CWG stadiums have no fault: Gill

Updated: Jul 28, 2010, 17:35 PM IST

New Delhi: Sports Minister MS Gill rubbished media reports that claimed that some of the Commonwealth Games venues were incomplete and faulty.

Gill said that all the venues are architectural and engineering marvels and no leakage or fault has been found at any of the Games venues and there was.

"The fact remains that all these stadiums have no fault. There is no leakage, nothing anywhere and the architecture and engineering marvel is the first time to be seen in India," Gill told reporters outside parliament.

"Go to the Shyama Prasad Swimming complex, go to the Nehru stadium and look at the essentials. There is no serious faults in any of the stadiums," Gill said.

There have been media reports that the Talkatora stadium -- venue for CWG Boxing event - and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Complex, inaugurated on July 18 and billed as the best aquatic stadium by Gill himself, are incomplete.

Gill said only temporary work is to be done which will be carried out by Organising Committee.

"We have still got two months and the engineers and their workforce will take care of the remaining work. All the stadiums will be handed over to the Organising Committee on August 1 and then they have to do the temporary fittings and other thing," Gill said.

"Staff of the Public Works Department will be there everyday for fine-tuning. We all will be coordinating. That`s all I have to say," he added.