Commonwealth boxing championship venue inaugurated

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New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday inaugurated the upgraded Talkatora Indoor Stadium, one of the venues for the Commonwealth Games.

A sports facility block was also inaugurated.

The stadium has been designed and constructed to meet the international standards, along with a new sports facility block with underground parking lot for about 500 vehicles.

Natural resources, habitat and landscape are preserved and integrated into the overall design of the stadium. The total estimated cost of this project is rupees 1.5 billion.

The stadium would have a seating capacity of 2700 persons.

CCTVs, access control for security and fire fighting alarm system in case of emergency have been provided for the entire stadium.

In the Sports Facility Block, adjacent to the stadium, a number of environmental friendly material and energy efficient devices have been used to make it a green building.

"The stadium is very beautiful and has been constructed and designed, keeping in mind all the required facilities. All the work has been done keeping in mind ecological and environmental concerns. It is a green stadium by the New Delhi Municipal Council." Dikshit said.

New Delhi is gearing up for the Commonwealth Games 2010, which will be held in October this year. (ANI)

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