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Cycling tracks found damaged at stadium

delhi Updated: Oct 31, 2010 00:23 IST
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A day after the timber track at the cycling velodrome at the Indira Gandhi Stadium was damaged by contractors appointed by the Organising Committee of the Commonwealth Games, decoration items such as banners, wall wraps and billboards were removed from the stadium and unceremoniously dumped in trucks by the contractor.

According to sources, in many toilets, hardware fittings such as taps and shower fittings were also found missing.

Constructed at a cost of R 150 crore, the cycling velodrome was earlier deemed unusable by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the government agency that built the stadium.

CPWD officials informed the Sports Authority of India that contractors had damaged the timber track that was specially laid for cycling events during the recently concluded Commonwealth Games.

"The contractor did not know how to properly remove the Games signages and in the process of removing them, the cycling timber track was damaged badly," said a senior official.

"The track is so badly damaged that it can't be used for any other sporting event. Repair work is urgently needed in the velodrome."

CPWD officials claimed that they had told the Organising Committee to be careful.