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Grab your Games tickets, now

delhi Updated: Jun 04, 2010 23:24 IST
Suhas Munshi
Suhas Munshi
Hindustan Times
Games tickets

Rs 50 is all you need to witness international-level sportspersons perform during the Commonwealth Games this October.

The Organising Committee (OC) of the XIX Commonwealth Games launched the sale of tickets for one of the biggest sporting events in the world from Friday. Lt. Governor of Delhi Tejendra Khanna, who was also presented the first ticket by the Games Organising Committee (OC), released the tickets. Rs 1,000 is the maximum cost of a ticket.

There are 17 lakh tickets on offer and they are already selling like hot cakes. Officials claimed that tickets worth Rs 20 lakh were sold on the very first day.

But your wait for the real thing will take some time. The tickets, which are being printed at the Government of India Security Press in Nashik, are yet not ready. Only confirmation vouchers will be given now. They will be exchanged for tickets in August.

Dr Lalit Bhanot, secretary general, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, said, “We anticipate sales of 17 lakh tickets and expect to generate about Rs 60-70 crore from it.”

Indian Rail Catering and Tour Company (IRCTC) has been appointed as the official ticketing agency for CWG 2010 in consortium with Broad Vision Systems and TicketPro.

An added advantage is that each ticket holder would be entitled for free travel in the Delhi Metro and DTC buses to reach and return from the venue on the day of the event.

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