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Two Games venues in limbo

delhi Updated: May 14, 2010 01:06 IST
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Despite the Delhi Government's claims that all projects connected to Commonwealth Games are on schedule, the fate of two venues seem uncertain, with the Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) yet to approve their layout plans.

The projects in question are practice venues for badminton and squash and table tennis at Siri Fort Sports Complex and Yamuna Sports Complex respectively for the mega event slated from October 3-14.

"Though we have been taking up the games project on priority basis, we were surprised at the causal behaviour of the officials from the DDA for failing to attend the meeting for plan consideration. We had no choice but to defer the consideration," a senior DUAC official said.

The Commission, in its meeting last September, had noted discrepancies in the drawings of the layout plans of the venues and subsequently asked the project proponent to follow certain observations made by it.

The commission had found that there was no plan for external circulation (movement of people), including connectivity with the city network, for the TT venue.

Both the YSC and Siri Fort will also be used as training venues.