Gill visits Commonwealth Games sites

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New Delhi, Aug 24(ANI): Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports MS Gill on Monday visited stadiums in the national capital to have a comprehensive review of the construction progress for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

Gill visited Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Dr. Shyma Prasad Mukherjee Aquatics Complex and Talkatora Indoor Stadium, where construction is under process to host Hockey, Swimming and Boxing events.

Gill was accompanied by officials of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Sports Authority of India, New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and representatives of Organising Committee, who made presentations to the minister, and briefed him about the progress made as on date of various tasks being undertaken.

"Every human effort is being put in to deliver the sporting facilities well before time," Gill said while talking to reporters after visiting the sites.

The minister informed that Dr. Shyma Prasad Mukherjee Aquatics Complex would be ready well before the time for holding the test events in April, he said the project has a very complex engineering design and its being executed with the advice of several international consultants.

Gill also complimented the engineers and workers for building such complex engineering facilities and emphasised the need to take adequate safety precautions while executing the complex engineering project.

Meanwhile, at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, where Hockey events will be hosted, Gill said that he was impressed with the progress and plenty of work has been completed, and also said the CPWD officials have assured him that the stadium will be completed by the end of the year.

About the Talkatora Indoor Stadium for Boxing events, the NDMC officials briefed him about various facilities coming up in the stadium and assured him that the stadium will be completed by November this year. (ANI)

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