Thursday, 8 October 2009

Commonwealth Games delegates inspect preparations

With less than a year to go before the Commonwealth Games 2010 begin in New Delhi, hectic parlays are on to ensure that the event is carried out without any flaws in infrastructure requirements.

The head of the Commonwealth Games Federation Mike Fennell is in the national capital now and started his round of meetings on Wednesday.

Fennell met the sports minister to discuss the progress of work. He met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for related discussions too.

Fennell had earlier raised concerns about the pace of work for the 2010 Games that are only a few months away. He, reportedly, does not sound satisfied with the pace of work.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit's government faces the ultimate test on Thursday as delegates from about 71 countries, along with Mike Fennell are in Delhi to inspect the 2010 Games venues. The delegates will be given free passage across the capital to review all the areas.

The daily commuters in the national capital need to brace themselves for heavy jams as the delegation will start its review on Thursday morning. The tour is scheduled to begin at 0830 hrs and end by 1900 hrs. The Traffic department of Delhi Police has advised commuters to avoid key arterial roads like Kamal Ataturk Marg, Safdarjung Road, Lodhi Road, Mathura Road, National Highway-24, Talkatora Road, Raisina Road, Janpath, Prithviraj Road and Aurobindo Marg. While roads will not be closed, congestion is expected on the assigned routes.


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