Delhi 2010 top brass visits competition venues

     Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi Vice-Chairman Randhir Singh and Secretary General Dr. Lalit K Bhanot have been visiting the competition venues over the past four days to review the state of readiness of various stadia and to address issues reported by the media about the delay in construction work at various venues. Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi led the visit to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex. The Organising Committee top brass ensured that the entire venue operations team, comprising of various functional areas, started the process of carrying out the work required for the delivery of the games. "You have been charged with the task of making these facilities really world class," Kalmadi told the venue operations team in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex. "The successful delivery of the Games is in our hands and the Organising Committee completely depends on you to ensure that all the planning is actualised," he added. Randhir Singh told the team present at the venues - including venue owners and other agencies - that there was no luxury of any delays now and that work assigned must be carried out within the given timelines. "Given the levels of commitment and passion that I see, I am confident the teams will deliver. There is no room for complacency," he said. The top brass felt that the stadiums are generally ready in all respects, especially the fields of play. However some issues requiring immediate attention are clearing and cleaning of the area outside the venue, landscaping, cabling. "I believe that the issues will be resolved by August 16," Randhir Singh said. The top brass has visited Talkatora Indoor Stadium, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex, Siri Fort Sports Complex, Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Ranges, Indira Gandhi Sports Complex and Yamuna Sports Complex. It held a briefing for the team so that they could highlight issues and remedial action be suggested on the spot.

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