OC chairman assures CoCom members of considerable progress

New Delhi: Organising Committee chairman
Suresh Kalmadi on Monday assured the members of the Coordination
Commission (CoCom) of the Commonwealth Games Federation that
considerable progress has been made in all areas towards
successfully hosting the 2010 Delhi Games.

Kalmadi, in his address, at the opening session of the
CoCom meeting here, chaired by its president Austin Sealy,
said the committee would itself witness the considerable
progress in all areas since their last visit in December 2009.

The seven-member CoCom delegation had reviewed the
preparation of Delhi for the mega event during their three-day
visit in December.

"A lot of progress has taken place since the previous
CoCom visit. The city of Delhi will be ahead by 10 years in
terms of modern state of the art infrastructure and stadiums,"
Kalmadi said.

"I am thankful for all the support and guidance that
CoCom has extended to our team and their pledge to continue to
support the organising committee in successful organisation of
Delhi Games," he said.

Kalmadi said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is taking huge
interest in the build-up to the Games and "he had organised
the meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) to take stock of
the entire efforts."

Sealy praised the efforts of Kalmadi and his team and
said, "I have toured the venues including the main press
centre and broadcasting centre and found them good."

Sindhushree Khullar, Secretary, Ministry of Sports,
informed CoCom members that all the government agencies are
working towards timely completion of remaining stadiums on
given deadline.

"We are taking all steps to ensure success of the Games.
The Group of Ministers (GoM) has unanimously supported the OC
chairman in his efforts to make this event the best," Khullar