OC officials visit CWG venues to check preparation

New Delhi: Commonwealth Games Organising Committee Vice-chairman Randhir Singh and Secretary General Lalit Bhanot today visited a couple of CWG venues to take stock of the preparation.

Both visited the Siri Fort Sports Complex for Badminton
and Squash disciplines and Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range at

The visits were undertaken to check the delay in the
construction work at various stadia and ensure the presence of
entire team of venue operations at the stadiums comprising of
the various Functional Areas.

They had a small briefing session with the team present
at the venue, consisting of the venue owners, the OC staff
as well as other agencies working at the venue and seemed
satisfied with the facilities.

The Vice-Chairman and the Secretary General stressed to
various agencies present at the venues that there was no
luxury of any delays now and that work assigned to them must
be carried out within the given timelines.

The employees of the OC were told that now the delivery
of the Games depended completely on their level of performance
while executing the tasks assigned to them at the stadiums as
this would determine how well the Games would be conducted.

The visits of both the OC officials commenced with the
Talkatora Stadium for Boxing on August 10. The next venue
reviewed was the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium for

On August 11, OC Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, along with
Randhir and Bhanot carried out a vigorous inspection of the
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex which consisted of reviews of
the Weightlifting venue, the Athletics venue as well as the
Lawn Bowls venue.

The Vice-Chairman would be visiting other Stadia during
the next few days to ensure that any issues requiring
resolution are resolved at the earliest.


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