Sports Minister Gill inaugurates Cycling Velodrome

     Sports Minister MS Gill inaugurated the newly built cycling velodrome here today. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Gill complimented all officials and CPWD engineers for completing the construction of cycling velodrome in record 17 months. He further stated that rest of the stadia would also be delivered to the Organising Committee in the next few days. He said that now focus should shift from construction of stadia to the actual conduct of the games. He also requested the Chairman, Organising Committee to consider keeping a certain number of free tickets for students of Schools/Universities of Delhi so that they can also watch the Games and get motivated. The new velodrome is constructed at the cost of Rs. 150 crore to suit the latest international requirements of Track events for Commonwealth Games. It is fully covered, air-conditioned and has 250 m long Timber Track with a seating capacity of 3800. The new look velodrome is the first of its kind in the country, which has Timber Cycling Track and meets all the international standards including 2200 Lux Level Sports Lighting and Public Address System with state of the art line array speakers for concert level sound requirements. The entire stadium with its unique structural system, unique geometry of seating bowl, state-of-the-art electrical and mechanical services and marvelous architectural features, is constructed in a record time of 17 months by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD). The Velodrome has been certified by UCI (International Cycling federation) as Category 1 Cycling Velodrome.

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