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After the Games, sports facilities shock patrons

The Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) Yamuna Sports Complex and Siri Fort Sports Complex opened to members on Wednesday after being closed for two months.

delhi Updated: Oct 21, 2010 02:13 IST
Sidhartha Roy

The Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) Yamuna Sports Complex and Siri Fort Sports Complex opened to members on Wednesday after being closed for two months.

The members, expecting refurbished facilities after Commonwealth Games, however, were in for a rude shock.

The facilities, maintained by the DDA, were closed for its members from August as these were renovated for the Games.

“We expected to find the complex in a better shape after the Games but it was a complete letdown,” said Deepak Dhawan, a member of the Siri Fort Sports Complex.

“All the toilets were locked up, there were tyre marks on the jogging tracks and there was dirt all around,” he added. “We are going to file a petition in the court.”

The scene was worse at the Yamuna Sports Complex, which caters to about 20,000 families in east Delhi.

“All tiles are broken, the tennis court is dug up and there are empty bottles and cartons strewn all over,” said Sanjeev Bhasin, who has a lifetime membership. “Most of the facilities like the health club and badminton courts are still locked up,” Bhasin said.