New Delhi, Oct 10 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the pace of construction of various projects has been accelerated because of 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in the city.
Talking to reporters after laying the foundation stone of the Thyagaraj Sports Complex, as beginning of construction activities related to the Commonwealth Games, the Chief Minister said the hosting of CW Games in Delhi would provide an opportunity to transform Delhi into a world-class city.
Speaking at the function, where Delhi PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Games Federation Mike Cooper and local MLA Sushil Choudhary were present, Ms Dikshit said her government is keen to provide better sports facilities to sportspersons and children of Delhi to enable them to win number of medals in the ensuing Games.
''Delhi has been rendering a substantial contribution as the host city,''Ms Dikshit said and exhorted all Delhiites to be ready for courteous behaviour during the CW Games.
She expressed her satisfaction that all formalities were completed and obstacles removed within the shortest possible time which helped in initiating the construction of the Thyagaraj Sports Complex.
The complex would be completed before November, 2009 with an estimated cost of Rs 298 crore. The complex would have five lawn tennis courts and provision for parking of 450 vehicles. It would have basement, ground floor and two upper floors over a plot area of 65500 sq meter.
Delhi PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan expressed hope that all the construction activities would be taken up on fast track basis. The new infrastructure would not only bring a positive change in the face of Delhi but would also make it a world-class sports city.