Govt not to fix responsibility for CWG construction delays

New Delhi: The delay in infrastructure construction which marred the build-up to the Commonwealth Games may have irked many and dented India’s international reputation but the government does not plan to fix any responsibility for it.

The delays have led to a situation where work is being done at break-neck pace to ensure completion of the venues and other infrastructure.

Asked whether there would be any accountability for it in the Lok Sabha today, Minister of State for Sports Pratik Prakashbapu Patil merely said, “No, madam.”

The government does, however, plans to maintain a vigil over the construction work being carried out for the October 3 to 14 event.

“The works of the Commonwealth games are being intensively monitored at various levels of the government,” Patil said.

“Most of the sports-related projects related to the Commonwealth games have been completed. Rest of the projects would be completed by August 15,” he added.

Most of venues missed their completion deadlines and even the other civic infrastructure is not ready with contractors racing against time to get it ready.