This time round, no name-dropping or jugaad of any kind will help you if you have not purchased tickets for any of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) related events.
“Two days ago, I got a call from a VVIP asking me to keep 20 tickets for him and his family. Then another lot called asking for 18 tickets. People are apprehensive that they might not get the kinds of tickets that they want,” Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said at the HT Conclave on Wednesday.
So, Dikshit said, she rang up the office of Games’ Organising Committee chairperson Suresh Kalmadi. “This should be a lesson for Kalmadiji. People are itching to see the Games. We need to advertise where the tickets are being sold. I wouldn’t have got the calls had the sale of tickets been advertised better,” she added.
The tickets are selling like hot cakes with people from every nook and corner of the country and even from abroad booking tickets online for the much-awaited event to be held from October 3.
Kalmadi said, “Tickets are almost sold out … but now we may extend it for a few days on CM’s demand. People, please book it now.”