Commonwealth Games Village project is 56% ready
Fifty six per cent work of the Commonwealth Games Village project has been already completed. According to the Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports, Pratik Prakashbapu Patil, the project will be completed by March 31, 2010. The Minister also informed the parliament that the progress of the work at Commonwealth Games Village is being monitored closely at various levels including Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the Organizing Committee (OC), Lt Governor and Chief Minister, Delhi. It is also monitored in the Co-ordination Committee meetings and also in weekly co-ordination meetings at DDA’s level.
According to the minister, twelve venues will be developed as competition venues and the various venue owning agencies i.e. Sports Authority of India, Delhi Development Authority, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, University of Delhi etc. are spending considerable funds for developing these venues as world class venues to deliver the best results.
An amount of Rs1770 crore has been allocated by the Planning Commission to the Govt. of NCT of Delhi for improvement in the city infrastructure which also includes substantial amount for beautification of Delhi, the minister said. In addition to these, NDMC and MCD will also spend considerable amount from their own resources for sports and civic infrastructure, power, water etc.