The spell of rain that has lashed the Capital in the last week has resulted in the extension of deadline for finishing up various technical works linked to the Commonwealth Games. The earlier deadline was August 31.
This was decided at the Empowered Group of Ministers on Commonwealth Games on Thursday. Briefing reporters after the EGoM, Union Sports Secretary Sindhushree Khullar said, "The deadline for all technology-related work has been extended by a few days because of delays caused by rain."
The EGoM also discussed the opening and closing ceremonies and installation of the much-delayed overlays at the event's venues.
The issue of taking adequate steps to control dengue also came up in the meeting.
Because of delay by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to complete the flats in Vasant Kunj — where Games officials were to be accommodated - the GoM has now asked the DDA to look for alternate arrangements.
The Organising Committee on Thursday also cleared Rs 1.75 crore to help the Indian Weightlifting Federation pay a doping fine to the International Weightlifting Federation, enabling national players to participate in the Commonwealth Games.