Monday, July 19, 2010

India Ready For Common Wealth Games !??

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And here we go:

- The various embankments on the range (which will host two medal events during the Games), have collapsed and extensive damages (sic) have been caused.

- The grassy expanse of lawn overhead the first box culvert has been washed away along with the side foot-tracks.

- The all-weather road near culvert No. 2 is about to collapse as all the underlying sand fillings have been washed away.

- There are visible landslides on either side of the remaining box culverts

- The chain-linked fences have come down at various places and its footings (sic) are hanging free in the air.

- The windowpanes of the facility block are leaking badly.

- The CPWD (Elect) has made numerous holes on the rooftop for split ACs resulting in seepage inside and damage to the false ceiling.

- The "new" Dr SP Mukherjee Swimming Complex was inaugurated on Sunday despite the fact that parts of the complex are far from complete. Even as the inauguration was on, a water pipe malfunction sprayed water all around.

- Crucial aspects of the competing/non-competing areas like lap timers, wall plaster etc were either missing or already in dilapidated condition.

- Talkatora Boxing Stadium - The holding and warm-up boxing areas, located in the basement, have major seepage problems. There was some flooding inside because of leakage while outside, there was more than a foot of water all around.

- This all comes soon after the Yamuna Sports Complex episode, where the false ceiling collapsed and the wooden flooring got damaged because of water logging.

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Taaliyaan. Excellent timing to play the ‘Jai Ho’ or ‘Chuck De India’ tracks. 

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