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Aug 31 is deadline to handover CWG venues

india Updated: Aug 20, 2010 23:45 IST

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The Group of Ministers on Friday directed all the agencies involved in Commonwealth Games projects to hand over Games venues to the Organising Committee by August 31.

The GoM, headed by Union Development Minister Jaipal Reddy, met here on Friday and also directed that the testing of various equipment for the mega event will commence on September 1.

Speaking to reporters, Reddy said the focus of the meeting was on technology networks. "Prasar Bharati, MTNL, TCIL have to get their act together before the equipment is set up at the sites."

It was also decided that the archery finals will now be held at the Yamuna Sports Complex and not at India Gate.

Sources said, the police had raised the problem of security and traffic as the reasons for shifting the venue.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna, Sports Minister M.S. Gill, Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, Cabinet Secretary K.M. Chandrasekhar besides officials took part in the meeting.

The ministry sources said the officials stressed that deadlines will be met.