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Patrons upset with sad state of sports complexes

delhi Updated: Oct 21, 2010 23:39 IST
Sidhartha Roy

They were expecting a post Commonwealth Games bonanza but are faced with locked facilities instead.

Members of the Siri Fort Sports Complex and Yamuna Sports Complex, which were closed for two months for the Games, are annoyed that many facilities in both the places are still locked down. Members are now planning to file petitions in court.

Both the complexes, maintained by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), were sporting and practice venues for the Games and were closed for members since August for renovation. These were opened on Wednesday but members are unhappy with their condition.

"The term 'opening' means the opening of all facilities but the swimming pool, golf driving range and squash court are still locked," said ML Lahoty, a senior Supreme Court lawyer and member of the Siri Fort Sports Complex. The members plan to go to court by next week if DDA doesn't refurbish the facilities.

A DDA spokeswoman said that the golf driving range was being used as a temporary parking during the Games and will be redeveloped soon. "There is a mini golf course for members to play," she said.

At Yamuna Sports Complex too, the scenario is no different.