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    COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2010
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    Delhi is proudly hosting the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Delhi bagged the right to host the event over competing nations like Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. This is the third major event Delhi is going to host after the successful Asian Games in the year 1951 & 1982. India being a developing country needed such events to show its importance to the world and this will be the second time when such an event is held in Asia. Among the developing countries, it was Jamaica and Malaysia that got the chance to host the Commonwealth games in 1966 and 1998 respectively. Success in Commonwealth Games 2010 would increase India's chances of hosting 2016 Summer Olympics.
    The event will be headed by the Sports Ministry whereas the president of the Indian Olympic Association, Suresh Kalmadi will head the organizing committee for the games. Though the dates for the games have not been fixed as yet but it is understood that the games would be held in the month of October or November.

    The organizing committee exposed the advertising campaign for the games on March 26, 2006 immediately after the flag for the games were transferred from the Melbourne Mayor to the Mayor of Delhi. Lots of thoughts were put in about the inclusion of games like cricket in the competition but BCCI's disapproval to hosting 20-20 matches dampened the chance of cricket in Commonwealth Games.

    The triathlon seems to be excluded from the competition because of the lack of suitable swimming stage. The games committee is building several new stadiums for the event to be held in 2010.

    Apart from the basic infrastructure related to the hosting of games in the city, there is a complete renovation plan for the city by 2010. The proposals have been approved and the work on those lines has already begun. This includes a complete facelift to the city with new roads, improved transport system, new hotels, flyovers, new power plants, etc. The total budget or an estimated cost of gearing up the city for the major event would be somewhere close to $17.5 billion. Development work is progress in and around Delhi so that the city is complete with the entire necessary infrastructure before the Commonwealth Games 2010.

    A special Commonwealth Games village is being constructed in the heart of the city near I.P Estate and the Akshardham Tample. The Commonwealth Games Village is being developed on a 40 acre land and the place is expected to accommodate 8,500 athletes and officials. The existing venues are being renovated with latest standards and facilities. On the other hand, new venues are being constructed in the Games Village.

    Some of the important games to be played in the Commonwealth Games 2010 are Aquatics, Gymnastics, Rugby 7s, Athletics, Bowls, Table Tennis, Boxing, Cycling, EAD Events, Hockey, Badminton, Shooting, Squash, Netball, and Weightlifting.





    The stadiums and sports venues where the games would be held are:

    * Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium
    * Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium complex
    * Siri Fort Sports Complex
    * Tyagaraj Sports Complex
    * Maj. Dhyan Chand National Stadium
    * Talkatora Indoor Stadium
    * Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range
    * Yamuna Sports Complex
    * Delhi University

    New stadiums are being constructed in the Commonwealth Games village where other sporting events would take place. Some of the games would also be played in a sporting venue of Noida.
     
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    City on fast track for 2010 Games
    Mar 8, 2009

    With the city gearing up for Commonwealth Games, the year ahead will be both exciting and critical. It will be the year of action - a slew of infrastructure, transport, health and security projects will be fast-tracked to give the city a makeover. This will go hand in hand with more empowerment of Delhiites to better their lives.

    Flyovers in Delhi: Construction in full swings

    1. Government

    For those who remember how Delhi changed ahead of the 1982 Asian Games, 2009 may be a year to look forward to. With most of the Commonwealth games projects slated to end this year, this will be the city's second makeover. Among the projects that will happen this year are the three-level flyover at Azadpur, Naraina flyover and the ones at Mukerba Chowk and Nangloi which will be a boon for inter-city travellers.


    PWD is hoping to get past the objections of Delhi Urban Arts Commission to start work on the Ring Road bypass and may ask the cabinet to step in so that the project is completed before the Commonwealth Games 2010.

    Delhi may have a new transport policy and also a titling law which will put an end to the property registration regime and pre-empt property-related frauds.






    2. Transport

    A major component of Delhi's pre-Commonwealth makeover will be in the transport sector. From April 2009, the second lot of DTC's low-floor buses will start arriving at the rate of 150 buses per month. There are plans to start phasing out Bluelines from the same date with an equal number of Bluelines going off the road as the new buses arrive. By year-end, the killer fleet may be history.
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    Its replacement, the corporatised city bus fleet for 17 clusters, should also start towards the later part of the year. New Metro lines will reach northwest and east Delhi and extend up to the Noida and Ghaziabad borders. These include four new Delhi Metro lines - Vishvavidyalaya to Jehangirpuri (6.36 km) in Jan 09, Indraprastha to New Ashok Nagar (8.07 km) and New Ashok Nagar to Noida (7 km) in June 09 and Yamuna Bank to Anand Vihar ISBT (6.17 km) in December 09. The Intelligent Traffic Signals Scheme (ITS) of the traffic police is also expected to start in 2009. Under this, all the traffic signals on a particular stretch will be synchronised. They will ''sense'' the traffic volume and automatically adjust the signal cycle.
     
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    6. Crime/Security
    Security Arrangements in Delhi

    It's going to be a challenging year for Delhi Police in 2009 as they gear up to tackle more security threats and terror strikes. The Delhi Police brass is also focussing on 2010 Commonwealth Games and has planned several projects which will be completed in 2009. Training will be one of the top priorities. All the new recruits and existing ranks in Delhi Police below ACPs will be given special training in English speaking, manners and etiquette and managing crowds so that they are prepared to deal with the expected influx of foreign nationals during Commonwealth Games. A helpline for victims of eve-teasing is all set to start in January along with several self defence courses for women to be added free of cost and run by the crime against women cell of Delhi Police. The much-awaited Automated Finger Identification System will also be processed this year. In this identification data of criminals will be stored and each police station will have the system installed so that officers have all available information at their fingertips.

    There are also plans for an integrated monitoring system for the city so that they can cover maximum number of places with CCTV cameras and there will be central monitoring. The proposal to build a new police headquarters near Parliament Street is also in its initial stages and in 2009, global tenders will be floated for its construction. Modern weapons and equipments are also being acquired.

    Among other security drills, the police are banking heavily on creating Quick Reaction Teams for each district. Equipped with the latest equipments,these teams will be the first ones to respond during a crisis. Plans are afloat to speed up the servant and tenant verification processes in a bid to crack down on both routine crime and terror. Various innovative measures like sending money-orders in the native address provided by the servants will be soon put to use for this purpose.
     
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    7. Railways

    The ramshackle New Delhi station's makeover will be completed in 2009 altering forever the way one of the most important gateways of the city looks. On the anvil are AC waiting halls, plush new reservation counters and shopping malls.


    On the flip side, travelling 3-tier may become uncomfortable with all trains set to have an extra berth on the side. The already twice-delayed Anand Vihar terminal will see the light of the day this year as will - hopefully - the ones as Bijwasan and Holambi Kalan.

    Anand Vihar will also shoulder the burden of a number of east-bound trains.
    The new station at Anand Vihar is in progress & expected to be complete soon before the games.

    8. Health

    The biggest policy decision in the field that is expected to happen in 2009 is the formulation of the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Act which will be the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)- prescribed guidelines for ART. The Act will put a leash on mushrooming IVF clinics that function without any control and are often means of duping desperate parents-to-be.
    AIIMS in Delhi
    There will be clear rules defining the status of sperm and oocyte donor. A public discussion on the proposed guidelines is already on. The premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences after functioning without a permanent director for six months is likely to get a full-time incumbent on the post sometime this year with the rumour mills working overtime about how Dr R C Deka may be the favourite for the post. Former director Dr P Venugopal retired in July 2008. A host of Delhi government hospitals - which have already seen a perfunctory inauguration during the run-up to the elections - are expected to become fully functional. These include the Janakpuri Superspeciality Hospital and the Sanjay Gandhi Superspeciality Hospital. Both are crucial as they will ease the load on GTB Hospital in east and Deen Dayal Upadyaya Hospital in west Delhi. The construction work on Delhi's only sports medicine centre, which is planned at Safdarjung Hospital, is likely to start in February. The Rs 70-crore sports medicine unit will be the main centre for all sports-related injuries during Commonwealth Games 2010.
     
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    9. MCD

    It is to be seen whether the city will see sealings and demolitions in 2009 or not. With Union urban development ministry claiming that work on the new ordinance to provide relief to lakhs of people has already begun, if it comes later than December 31, sealings might once again begin in Delhi. Besides this, MCD promises a comprehensive proposal for urinals and parking for the city, both of which are important amenities that the city needs urgently. Door-to-door garbage segregation starting from Rohini and Civil Lines zones is due to begin from April onwards and 50 mechanical sweepers will be pressed into service by then. MCD also plans to plant woody species 50-100 metres from the three landfill sites so as to create a buffer.

    10. Airport
    International Airport in Delhi

    IGI Airport is all set to don a completely new look in the course of the coming year. Work is on in full swing on the new terminal 1B that will be the new departure terminal for full-cost carriers. The terminal will have a capacity to handle 10 million passengers per annum. The check-in process will be streamlined by the induction of an advanced in-line baggage handling system.


    The present terminal 1A that is used by Air India and Kingfisher Airlines will probably be put to use for low-cost carriers. The departing passengers will be able to avail ultra-modern lounges and retail facilities. When their respective flights are announced, passengers will travel downstairs to a gate hold room area and then to their respective aircraft.



    11. Power
    Electricity in Delhi

    The good run of 2008 is only likely to get better in the power sector with some of the projects expected to start production in 2009. But on the flipside, with the discoms' appeal for tariff hike (of 40-75%) pending, if they manage to get a favourable ruling consumers may just have to pay more. The first public hearing for the average revenue petitions submitted by discoms will take place in January and power regulator Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission will announce the new tariffs by March-April.The prestigious Bawana project will start 250 MW generation, while Delhi will get another 400 MW from Damodar Valley Corporation. Discom NDPL's 108-MW power plant is also likely to start generation, giving a boost to north Delhi residents. Various tie-ups with other states may help Delhi to become more than self-sufficient on supply front and ready to meet an expected peak demand of about 4300 MW in summer.

    Discoms' petition against the DERC's tariff order last year will also be decided in the coming months. The discoms have challenged the commission order claiming it has unfairly cut their costs, put a cap on power purchase cost and weakened their overall budget.


    Therefore, the discoms have now sought relief from this 'unrealistic' order in the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity. The appellate decision could affect consumer tariffs in a big way.


    12. Environment

    Learning from Beijing's embarrassment because of its pollution levels during the run-up to the Olympic Games, the Delhi government is taking no chances on the environment front.


    Solar Cooker usage in Delhi
    There are elaborate plans to beef up public transport to discourage use of personal vehicles through the introduction of a stricter road tax regime and congestion tax in some areas on a pilot basis. 2009 could jolly well be the beginning of the end of the personal vehicle.

    As part of the government's initiative to discourage use of diesel, the existing cess of 25 p per litre on the fuel may be revised to add to the Rs 20 crore corpus already collected for subsidisation of battery-operated vehicles.


    Delhi Pollution Control Committee is likely to come down hard on defaulters this year. It will also be promoting gas-based generator sets, solar water heating, rainwater harvesting and propagating tree plantation. The city can expect to see more herbal gardens and city forests.

    13. Consumer

    There are plans for the national consumer helpline to go online. With this, consumers could soon be able to lodge their complaints online against those companies directly registered with the helpline. Said S K Virmaini, project manager of National Consumer Helpline, "The centre also has plans to provide grants for more consumer helplines to be set up in 10 other states by 2009. The NCH is expected to go online so that consumers have the option to lodge their complaints online against the companies directly registered with the helpline."
     
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    Games-Indian Commonwealth Games venues way behind schedule

    NEW DELHI, July 2 (Reuters) - India's government painted a stark picture on Thursday of construction delays for the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, saying more than half the work needed to be completed in 12 of the 17 projects.

    A statement in parliament by the junior sports minister reflected a race against time for the Oct. 3-14 games next year, which has faced delays from the planning stage and then cost increases due to the rise in prices of steel, cement and labour.

    Listing the percentage of work completed at each venue until last Thursday, the minister Pratik Prakashbapu Patil however expressed confidence the venues would be ready before the games.

    The athletics venue in the main Jawaharlal Nehru stadium complex and the games village are only half completed while a meagre seven percent work was finished in the archery arena.

    Federal sports minister Manohar Singh Gill raised concerns last month over the tardy progress of work. The organisers also plan security on a par with last year's Beijing Olympics.

    Organisers said last month that higher construction costs would force the games to go 6-8 percent over the planned $1.6 billion budget.

    The Delhi government allotted an extra 9 billion rupees ($187.5 million) in its annual budget on June 22. Construction delays forced the Aug. 10 to 16 world badminton championships to be moved to Hyderabad.
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    Games Update

    Funding delays
    The project to build the 118-acre Games Village for visiting athletes and officials has run up against funding problems. It is a joint venture between Dubai-based Emaar Properties and India's MGF Developments. Under the deal, the developer was supposed to sell 768 flats at market price to fund the construction and the remaining 400 flats were to be sold by the Delhi Development Authority at lower rates.

    But with the global financial crisis, demand for property in the country has dipped and they were unable to sell their share of flats, halting the construction process. The developers then turned to the Delhi government to bail them out and have now been given additional funding to complete the project.

    The Commonwealth Games Federation had expressed concerns over the possible shifting of the venue and said Delhi could lose the right to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games if organizers were forced to shift the athletes' village from its present location. But in a recent visit to the city to take stock of the situation the president of the Federation, Michael Fennell, said he is optimistic. "Concern over deadlines and schedules remain, but I was satisfied to see that the government has paid a lot of attention to the preparations."

    Cost over-run

    The Games will be the biggest sporting event the country has ever hosted. Organizers have warned that higher construction costs would force the games to go over the planned $1.6bn (£1bn) budget. The recent budget has allotted an additional $717 million to finish ongoing Games projects. Back in the arena, the wrestlers settle down to grind almonds and milk for a power drink after training. A fit body for them means a greater chance of winning. And the 2010 Commonwealth Games is one encounter that both these wrestlers and the city of Delhi can't afford to lose.

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    Work on CWG projects behind
    schedule: Govt report


    New Delhi: A government report published in the press on Thursday, which suggests that the 2010 Commonwealth Games projects are running well behind schedule, has cast fresh doubts on the country’s preparedness to hold the games successfully. According to reports, work on most of the sports venues is running way behind schedule while some other road decongestion projects to improve the state of the capital’s roads are in grave danger of not being completed for the games. The Commonwealth Games that will feature athletes from 71 countries is scheduled to kick-start on October 3, 2010.

    The report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, a copy of which has been accessed by a leading newspaper, suggests that the aquatic complex, which should have been 93 percent complete by now was only 42 percent through while the renovation design of the main stadium has not even been finalised.

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    PC promises 'full' security during CW Games

    ''Full and comprehensive'' security will be provided during the 2010 Commonwealth Games and none of the participating countries should brook any fear, Home Minister P Chidambaram has said.



    "I make this promise that the Commonwealth Games will be conducted under full and comprehensive security. Nobody need fear, no country need fear," he told NDTV.

    He was asked if he was worried that there might be a repeat of what happened at last month's World Badminton Championships (WBC) in Hyderabad. English shuttlers, over- reacting to a routine Home Ministry advisory, had pulled out of the event citing security threats.

    Chidambaram had himself witnessed some of the final events at the WBC to allay any apprehension on the security front.

    Noting that threat faced by political leaders should not be underestimated, the Home Minister said, "If a political leader faces a threat, he has to be provided security and I think the government is committed to providing security to every political leader who faces a threat."
    He also discounted reports that National Security Guard (NSG) cover provided to some of the politicians would be withdrawn.
     
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    Commonwealth Games chief plans to send 'SoS' to PM - India - NEWS - The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: Raising serious questions over the ability of the 2010 Delhi Games Organising Committee to hold the mega event, Commonwealth Games
    Federation president Michael Fennell said he would seek Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention to try and save the Games from becoming a fiasco. ( Watch Video )

    In a damning letter sent on Sunday to the executive board of the 2010 Games Organising committee (OC), which is headed by Indian Olympic Association (IOA) chief Suresh Kalmadi, Fennell said he was worried over the OC's ability to stage the event to standards set by the last two editions of the Games, in Manchester and Melbourne.

    "With only a year to run until the Games, I feel I must personally brief the Prime Minister of India on the lack of preparations and to seek his input in developing an appropriate recovery plan," Fennell wrote in the letter, a copy of which is with TOI. A report by CAG pointing out several loopholes had been published by TOI in its edition dated August 20.

    "As you know, I have asked the chairman of the Organising Committee (Kalmadi) to facilitate such a meeting on my return to Delhi in early October for our General Assembly," added Fennel, who was in the Capital only last week for a board meeting.

    Fennel's fear seems to have come in the wake of a damning evaluation report by the CAG. It has been also learnt that Fennell was not quite happy with the responses he was getting from the OC regarding the preparations for the Games. Various arms of the government have been worried by the progress, or lack of it, in the Games' preparation. PMO has been keeping a close tab and so has the sports ministry.

    While Kalmadi was not available for comment, the MP has consistently insisted that preparations were on track. But his claims might now be in for much closer scrutiny with less than a year to go for the prestigious event that will be a showpiece for not just Delhi but the UPA government as well.

    The CAG observed that in at least 13 of the 19 sporting venues, the work shortfall was between 25% and 50%. Fennell also called for a significant change in the management culture and operation of the organising committee without which "the games will fail from an operational perspective."

    "The vast majority of functional areas are considerably behind schedule, the procurement processes within the Organising Committee are stagnant and the lack of empowerment of functional area management is retarding process."

    The CGF president said that though he was supportive from a public point of view, but in reality "the federation (CGF) has consistently expressed serious concerns to the OC on preparations for the Games."
    Referring to the CGF's Coordination Commission report, which as issued to OC in June this year, he said his federation was yet to receive a formal response.

    "Whilst there's no doubting the commitment of the various stakeholders involved in the delivery of the Games, our main concern relates to the capacity of the OC to deliver operationally, as I said at the board meeting the preparations for the Games are significantly behind, so much so, that the CGF is extremely worried about the OC's ability to deliver the Games to any comparable standard to that of the last two editions," he wrote.

    "The government of India has committed significant resources towards the operational delivery of the Games (Rs 1620 crore) and as I said at the meeting it would be irresponsible and negligent of the Federation not to share its concerns openly with the government."

    Several calls to Kalmadi went unanswered and OC secretary general Lalit Bhanot said he was unaware of any such letter coming from Fennell. "As of yesterday we had received no such letter. So I am not in a position to say anything about it to you."
     
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    CWG 2010 preparations in jeopardy; Shiela Dixit ?nervous?

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit is visibly nervous about delays in the preparation for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. This came after Commonwealth Games Federation president Michael Fennel sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's intervention to put things in order.

    “I am satisfied, but nervous,” she told reporters on being asked about the preparations for the CWG 2010.

    It was learnt by Zee News that a majority of the work for the mega-event is still pending. The state of the affairs has led to CM Sheila Dixit’s uneasiness even as she tried to downplay the CGF report, saying that it was based on data which was more than a month old, adding that much ground had been covered since then.

    Despite all the heavy claims, it can be safely said that the work is way behind schedule as most of the host cities are usually finish with the projects almost a year in advance, whereas India is struggling to complete half a portion.

    With barely a year to go for the October 3-14 event, Fennell shot a letter to the Organising Committee of Delhi Games, saying he had asked Indian Olympic Association chief Suresh Kalmadi to arrange next month a meeting with the Prime Minister.


    "With only a year to run until the Games, I feel I must personally brief the Prime Minister of India on the lack of preparations and to seek his input in developing an appropriate recovery plan," wrote a furious Fennell.

    "As you know, I have asked the Chairman of the Organising Committee to facilitate such a meeting on my return to Delhi in early October for our General Assembly," he said.

    "I am looking forward to some urgent actions in order to bring about the successful celebration of the Games in 2010," Fennell wrote.

    Fennells' fear was substantiated by a CGF Coordination Commission report which predicted partial failure of the Games.

    "Given it is 27 years since India hosted an international multi-sport event, why is there such a reluctance to recruit experience from overseas?" the report said.

    The Commission said if CGF did not intervene, the Games was bound to see partial failure.

    "The Coordination Commission is of the view that Games' failure in part is now likely should the CGF not intervene... It is reasonable to further conclude that the current situation poses a serious risk to the Commonwealth Games in 2010, the Commonwealth Games brand and the image of the CGF," the report had said.

    "The Commonwealth Games Federation is extremely worried about the Organising Committee's ability to deliver the Games to any comparable standard to that of the last two editions of the Games in Manchester and Melbourne," it added.

    "Our concerns are such that unless there is significant change in the management culture and operation of the Organising Committee these Games will fail from an operational perspective," it added.

    "The procurement processes within the Committee are stagnant and lack of empowerment of functional area management is retarding progress. Report of our Coordination Commission highlights a range of areas that need addressing... The only way to address matters going forward is to openly share information and concerns both amongst ourselves as Board Members and with our key stakeholders," the letter said.

    Earlier, the Comptroller and Auditor General, which early this month submitted an evaluation report to the Prime Minister's Office and the sports ministry, has observed that in at least 13 of the 19 sporting venues, the work shortfall is between 25% and 50%. This means all these projects would either miss the deadline or compromise on quality in the haste to finish on time.
     
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    Commonwealth Games preparations on time: Kalmadi - dnaindia.com

    New Delhi: With just 382 days left for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, Suresh Kalmadi, chairman of the Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010, said on Wednesday that all the projects for the event would be completed by December 31.

    Games authorities have come under severe criticism for repeatedly extending the completion date of projects. The parliament was informed in July that not even 60% of the construction work had been completed.

    "The government is backing us to the hilt. The sports minister, the Delhi chief minister and my colleagues are working hard as a team to deliver a great game. I would like to assure the people of this country that all games projects will be completed on time and it will be a memorable Commonwealth Games," Kalmadi said.

    The Organising Committee Commonwealth Games, 2010, got a shock earlier this month when chief of Commonwealth Games Federation Michael Fennell wrote to prime minister Manmohan Singh seeking an appointment to discuss the slow progress of projects. Fennell said in his letter that the games would be a partial failure.

    Kalmadi said Fennell had earlier this month expressed satisfaction about the progress of work. "We are working for long hours and at a great pace to complete all the projects. We have technical experts who helped host Afro-Asian Games, badminton world champions and several national games," Kalmadi said.

    "We had also hired foreign consultants so that we do not slip up or make a mistake. I think we have 30-40 of them. So, all of us are working together to stage one of the most successful games," he said.
     
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    Delhi?s first shock ahead of CWG 2010; Pistol and Rifle World Cup cancelled

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    New Delhi: The first major blow to India’s preparedness to host the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi came in the form of the cancellation of the first ever Pistol and Rifle World Cup that was supposed to be hosted early next year.

    The World Cup, scheduled to take place in March 2010, was called off due to the non-availability of the right infrastructure for the event to happen.

    However, the ISSF denied that the step was taken due to lack of infrastructure.

    "The ISSF (International Sports Shooting Federation) withdrew quota places for the London Olympics from the event. Why should we waste resources when we are not going to get anything?" National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) official Rajiv Bhatia told reporters.

    "We had been hoping for home ground advantage, to get some quota places. Now we can hold a World Cup later."



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    Click here for VideoBhatia denied the pullout, which led to the cancellation of the March event, had been due to the slow progress of renovation work at the shooting range in New Delhi ahead of the Commonwealth Games to be staged from Oct. 3-14 next year.

    Rule changes mean shooters can earn Olympic berths only from key international meets staged within two years of the 2012 Games, starting from next July, and the scrapping of the India meeting has been confirmed by the sport's ruling body.

    The International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) website, in a bland acceptance to the sordid state of affairs, stated: “The 2010 ISSF World Cup in New Delhi has been cancelled. The organising committee of the New Delhi World Cup Stage withdrew its application in an official communication to the ISSF….the organisers in New Delhi revised their availability to host the competition.”

    On further looking into the matter, it was learnt by a leading newspaper through shooting federation officials that India had withdrawn simply to save face as the preparations were nowhere near complete. Baljeet Singh Sethi, National Rifle Association of India secretary-general, said that the construction work at Karni Singh Ranges was “way behind schedule”, and they couldn’t take a chance.

    “We’ve saved the country a much bigger embarrassment,” he said. “The ISSF was putting pressure to send out circulars to participants but with the Ranges nowhere near completion, we couldn’t have risked it. We saw a ray of hope in the latest Olympic committee ruling that the Delhi World Cup would not have any Olympic quota places for the 2012 Games. So we immediately wrote to the ISSF to cancel the event.”
     
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    1.44 Member of The Month SEPTEMBER 2009 Senior Member

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    'Delhiites need to undergo behavioural change for CWG'

    'Delhiites need to undergo behavioural change for CWG'

    New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said that the people of the national capital should undergo a behavioural change before the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

    Chidambaram said Delhiites should seize the opportunity provided by the Commonwealth Games and mend their ways to present the capital as an international city.

    “We should seize the opportunity of the Commonwealth Games to change our behavioural pattern. We must behave as (residents of) an international city,” he said after inaugurating a police station.
    Observing that people in the city often do not obey traffic rules, he said the national capital needs to change its mindset.

    “People should change their behaviour. We have noticed over many years that the behaviour of people has not changed. Vehicles are jumping red lights, even police vehicles are jumping red lights.”

    “Some are moving (in their vehicles) without having registration plates, some are crossing roads where they should not. People are not using overground or underground passes. We want to encourage people to change their mindset,” he said.

    His comments came after Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said at the function that her Government was starting a campaign to change the way the society behaves so that it becomes more caring and also sharing.

    Germany and Beijing also underwent a change in the way people behaved before hosting major sporting events.


    Delhi should be behaviorally educated for CWG: PC
     
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    duhastmish Regular Member

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    this is simply hilarious - how the goverment comes up with all these weird ideas - behaviour changes, same color paint on houses, road side hording of congress etc.


    but we dont have a single - stadium ready till now , where do they want our athlete to practice or train ????? in their own person club or lawn ?

    this commonweath game - scenario will be a big shame on all of us. as we deserve it too.

    we cant hold a proper cricket match - we end up having temporary shead which fall on people. loooool

    how the hell we expect a whole - big event to held here.

    i seriously - wish something happens - we capture 10-15 terrorist and - everyboyd decide not to come to India. for these games. atleast it will save us blushes.
     
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    Let him do all necessary steps to conduct cwg and avoid getting slapped by fennel then he can preach us how to behave:2guns:
     

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