GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 23
TO BE ANSWERED ON 02.07.2009 MINISTRY OF YOUTH
Status of Commonwealth Games Projects .
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:-
(a) the status of the 2010 Commonwealth Games projects; and
(b) the steps Government proposes to take to ensure that these projects are completed in time?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS
( SHRI PRATIK PRAKASHBAPU PATIL )
(a) & (b) : After obtaining the necessary regulatory clearances, the work on the Competition venues and the Training venues has commenced and is progressing as per schedule. Time Lines, against key parameters are being monitored, on a web-based monitoring system developed by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The work on the major stadia of Sports Authority of India (SAI)/Central Public Works Department (CPWD) – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium and National Stadium is progressing on schedule, as is the work on Thyagaraj Stadium of Government of NCT of Delhi (GNCTD). The work at the Siri Fort Complex and Yamuna Sports Complex of Delhi Development Authority(DDA), and the Talkatora Indoor Stadium of New Delhi Municipal Committee (NDMC), and R. K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, have fallen marginally behind schedule, but the pace of work has now attained optimum level, and shortfall against targeted percentages would be bridged. The work at Dr. SPM Swimming Complex, Cycling Velodrome and the Wrestling Stadium at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium Complex, suffered a delayed start due to some design issues and certain clearances. These have since been resolved, and the work has now achieved optimum level. The work at Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges of SAI/CPWD, also suffered a delayed start, due to certain design issues. These have been resolved and work has commenced. The work at Rugby Stadium at Delhi University has also commenced and is now at a rapid pace. The work at the Training (Practice )venues - Chhatrasal Stadium and Ludlow Castle Hall of GNCTD started late due to some clearance related issues which have now been addressed. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is closely monitoring the enormous work involved, in organizing the infrastructure for the Games. As a result of the efforts put in by all the concerned agencies, various sports facilities would be completed well in time for the Games.