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Swimming complex better than the best: MS Gill

Sports Minister, MS Gill, on Sunday said the newly-built Rs 377 crore Dr SP Mukherjee Sports Complex was even better than the one in Melbourne, which hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2006.

india Updated: Jul 18, 2010 23:24 IST
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Sports Minister, MS Gill, on Sunday said the newly-built Rs 377 crore Dr SP Mukherjee Sports Complex was even better than the one in Melbourne, which hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2006.

At the inauguration attended among others by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi, the minister said, “The real credit for this masterpiece goes to the workers. I hope they get a nice bonus.” Dedicating the imposing structure, which boasts of an eight-lane competitive and a five-lane warm-up pool, to the nation, Gill said, “India has gone to the extent of spending lavishly on the Games in order to produce the best.”

The minister said he was hopeful the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and the Thyagaraj Stadium too would be completed on time.

A visibly pleased Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, said, “The inauguration of this complex is a dream come true, especially as it is world class.”