New Delhi: With the Commonwealth Games less
than a month away, at least two stadia as well as parts of the
main sports venue, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, are yet to get
completion certificates from civic authorities.
However, eight venues have got occupancy certificates
from Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), while the New Delhi
Municipal Council (NDMC) has given the same to three venues,
official sources said.
The MCD is yet to grant completion certificate for R K
Khanna Tennis Stadium and the cycling velodrome. While the
Corporation has given the structural safety clearance for
administrative block and hostel block of Jawaharlal Nehru
Stadium, it is yet to give the same to some other parts
of the building, they said.
Officials, however, maintained that the rest of the
venues as well as the remaining portion of JLN Stadium will
get the clearance "very soon".
"The MCD has granted completion certificates to Karni
Singh Shooting Range, Thyagaraj Stadium, Chhatrasal Stadium,
the indoor stadium for wrestling among others while NDMC has
given clearance to Dhyan Chand Stadium, Talkatora Indoor
Stadium and the Swimming Pool Complex," a source said.
Slow pace of work at various stadia for the Games has
been a cause of concern for long, though the organisers have
claimed that everything will fall in place in time.
Home Minister P Chidambaram had earlier this week
admitted that the project works were running behind schedule
which led to a delay in security related tasks in the Games
venues and the Games village.
Security overlays in the games clusters will be completed
by September 15 and thereafter the Minister will once again
review the arrangements, he had said.