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Commonwealth Games preparations review meeting on Sept 10

delhi Updated: Sep 09, 2010 20:51 IST

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Racing against time to provide the finishing touches, the preparations for the Commonwealth Games will be reviewed at a high-level meeting in New Delhi on Friday.

The meeting, to be chaired by the Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrasekhar, will take stock of the progress made in all the works related to the October 3 to 14 mega-event.

After the Games was hit by a series of corruption allegations and construction delays, the Prime Minister had stepped in and had formed an empowered committee of bureaucrats to oversee the work.

The Prime Minister had visited the JN Stadium to make an on the spot review and had asked the authorities to "redouble their efforts" to quickly complete remaining work as people were expecting a "flawless" opening to the Commonwealth Games.

Admitting that there had been lapses and delays in preparing for the Games, Singh had said that instead of finding fault at this stage, everyone must work together so that "we are proud" of hosting the event.

Sources said that weekly review meetings are also being scheduled to assess the progress of the work.

Concerned by the delays, Singh had convened a high-level meeting on August 14 to review the preparations for the Games.

A committee of bureaucrats headed by Cabinet Secretary was formed and given overriding powers by bringing into its ambit the Games Organising Committee that has been tainted following corruption allegations.