With just three days to go for the sporting extravaganza, tide seems to have finally started turning towards the Commonwealth Games.
A recent survey conducted by the Federation of Indian Chambers and Industry (FICCI) to understand perception and sentiments of the Delhiites on the 12-day sporting even revealed that public’s mood has turned positive towards the Games and they are upbeat about it.
Conducted in September — when news of participating countries criticising the facilities and hygiene at the Games Village hogged headlines and new controversies cropped up — the survey said that the Delhiites are finally looking forward to see a successful Games to restore the nation’s prestige.
The survey covered 321 people in Delhi and the four satellite towns, which included 65 per cent youngsters (up to the age of 25 years) and 35 per cent working professionals, senior government officials and businessmen. While the ongoing infrastructure development and construction created lot of inconvenience to Delhiites, 74 per cent respondents felt that after the Games, Delhi will be a better city to live in.
More than 65 per cent belie-ved the Games catalysed the development of sports infrastructure in the city.