Friday, 4 June 2010

Commonwealth Games tickets sale launched

Tickets for the Commonwealth Games went on sale today. The prices range for tickets is from very affordable Rs 50 (US $1.1 approx) going up to Rs 50,000 (US $ 1100).

While ticket prices for the sporting event, to be held here in October, will range from Rs 50 to Rs 1,000, those for the opening ceremony have been pegged from Rs 1,000 to Rs 50,000.

The ticket prices for the closing ceremony will be between Rs 750 and Rs 50,000.

The Lt. Governor later told reporters that about 1.7 million tickets are expected to be sold for the event.

Tickets for the mega sporting event will be sold online at

Tickets are available at retail outlets of Central Bank of India and Hero Honda. We will soon publish list of Central Bank and Hero Honda outlets.

Commonwealth Games organizing committee has also launched ticketing call centre 1800-200-1294.

General ticket sales agents have been established in 28 countries across the globe (list and addresses to be published soon)
Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been appointed as the official ticketing agency for the Games.

The ticket sales will be in three phases. During Phase I, spectators buying tickets will be provided with a confirmation voucher which will be exchanged for actual tickets beginning Aug 1, when the second phase for the sales start. In the second phase, the spectators will get actual tickets against every purchase.

The third phase beginning Oct 2 will witness venue sales outlet also added to the sales channel.

'Spectators can choose the option of getting their tickets delivered through courier or opt for pick-up option if booking online or through the call centre,' an official said, adding that over 50 outlets have been planned for Delhi and the National Capital Region in a phased manner.

The official said each ticket holder can travel free of charge by Delhi metro and government-run Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses on the day of the event.

There is no entertainment tax levied on Commonwealth Games tickets sale.

Ticket sales in international markets began in November last year, while the sales to sponsors began in May this year.


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