In a bid to perhaps assure the city of the timely completion of Commonwealth Games-related projects, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit visited Thyagaraja Stadium on Monday, to review the work at the site.
The Commonwealth Games General Assembly that comprises representatives of 77 partner countries will come together for a conference in the city next month.
Thyagaraja Stadium is one of the venues being refurbished by the Delhi government at a cost of Rs 297 crore. The stadium will be used for netball tournaments and practise sessions. After the inspection, Dikshit told mediapersons that she expected work to be finished within the next two months.
The stadium was scheduled to be finished by this month, but the deadline had to be extended following some delays by the organising committee in deciding the synthetic track to be used for the purpose.
“We expect to finish work at this stadium by November now. CPWD is bidding for the synthetic track. The other stadium being refurbished by Delhi government — Chattarsal Stadium — will be ready by December 2009,” said Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta.
Despite claims by the Delhi government and the organising committee, projects have been delayed by four to six months.
Thyagaraja Stadium will house five tennis courts and have surface-level parking for 450 vehicles. The facility will be completely accessible with ramps, lifts and escalators.