Rs 257.41 cr for sports facilities in Delhi for 2010 CWG:Govt

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New Delhi, Mar 27 (UNI) Sports facilities will be created or renovated in three educational institutions in the capital -- Delhi University, Jamia Millia University and Delhi Public School, R K Puram -- at a cost of Rs 257.41 crore for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The allocation, under the Plan expenditure of the Sports Ministry, was approved today at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, an official spokesperson told reporters.

The projects, which would be completed by December 2009, would facilitate successful organisation of the Commonwealth Games, she said.

The fund would be utilised for the development, upgradation and renovation of competition and training venues in these three places.

The Delhi University would get Rs 222.27 crore for a stadium for rugby 7s competition events, a multi purpose training hall for netball and boxing, an indoor hall as training venue for women wrestling, an outdoor track and field as training venue for athletics, seven rugby training fields and necessary basic infrastructure for these events. The project would be implemented by the Engineers India Ltd.

Jamia Millia would get Rs 34.28 crore for an indoor hall as training venue for table tennis, a training field for rugby 7s (one) and necessary basic infrastructure for these events. RITES Ltd would execute the projects.

DPS would get Rs 1.74 crore for two lawn bowls training fields which would be executed by the CPWD.

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