Gill claims Commonwealth Games stadiums are well equipped

August 1st, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 1 (AN): Union Sports Minister M S Gill took umbrage at the allegations of media channels pointing out poor construction of the Commonwealth Games’ venues and claimed that the stadiums are well equipped and ready.

Gill said one should not mistake the high level of architecture that has been used to build the stadiums.

“Let every channel go and study the stadium inside and outside, not just the puddles of rain because rain is happening and heavy rains will continue for another two months, that is what we read of the forecast,” said Gill.

Gill said that the continuous media reports questioning the quality of the infrastructure would be checked.Urban Development Minister, S. Jaipal Reddy, also said that the authorities would take necessary action against those responsible for irregularities in the infrastructure and development work.

“We have a system, we have central vigilance commissioners, we have CBI, we have internal audit, we have CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General of India) and we have Parliament Committees. All of them will naturally spring into action as and when people who are involved in irregularities are to be taken to task,” said Reddy.

India is expecting about two million tourists in Delhi for the Games, as well as about 10,000 athletes from 71 teams representing 54 Commonwealth member states.

The Commonwealth Games 2010 will be held from 3 to 14 October in New Delhi. (ANI)

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