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COMMON WEALTH GAMES 2010

The 2010 Commonwealth Games are the nineteenth Commonwealth Games, and the ninth to be held under that name. The Games are scheduled to be held in Delhi, India between 3 October and 14 October 2010. The games will be the largest multi-sport event conducted to date in Delhi and India generally, which has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and1982. The two principal bids for the 2010 Commonwealth Games were from Delhi, India and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. A ballot of members was held in November 2003 at the Commonwealth Games Federation General Assembly in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Delhi bid won by a margin of 46 votes to 22, confirming India's first successful bid for the Games, while marking Canada's to host its fifth games. India's bid motto was New Frontiers and Friendships.

Organizing committee
The organization was beset by delays: in January 2010 , the Indian Olympic Association vice-chairman Raja Randhir Singh expressed concern that Delhi was not up to speed in forming and organising its games committee and, following a 2009 Indian Government report showing two thirds of venues were behind schedule, Commonwealth Games Federation president Mike Fennell stated that the slow progress of preparations represented a serious risk to the event.[6] Singh called for a revamp of the games' organising committees:[7] Jarnail Singh, a former Secretary of the Government of India, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi was appointed as head of the committee.[8] In spite of delays and the corruption casses on the organisors, commentators stated that they are confident that India will successfully host the games and do so on time.

Costs
The total budget estimated for hosting the Games is US$ 1.6 billion and this amount excludes non-sportsrelated infrastructure development in the city like airports, roads and other structures. This will likely make the 2010 Commonwealth Games the most expensive Commonwealth Games ever.

Transport in Delhi
Delhi proposed a four-lane, 2.2 km underground stretch from Lodhi Road to trans-Yamuna, linking the Games Village to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and reducing travelling time between thevillage and the Stadium to six minutes. In response to concerns over the large number of trains that pass by the Delhi metropolitan region daily, construction of road under-bridges and over-bridges along railway lines has been started. To expand road infrastructure, flyovers, cloverleaf flyovers, and bridges have been planned to improve links for the Games and city in general. Road-widening projects have begun with an emphasis being placed on expanding national highways. To improve traffic flow on existing roads, plans are underway to make both the inner and outer Ring roads signal free. To support its commitment to mass transport, nine corridors have been identified and are being constructed as High Capacity Bus Systems (for example, one from Ambedkar Nagar to Red Fort). Six of these corridors are expected to be operational in 2010. Additionally, The Delhi Metro will be expanded to accommodate more people and boost the use of public transport during the 2010 games. At 420 km long. it will be one of the world's longest networks and it will extend to Gurgaon and the Noida area.[12] For this exponential increase of the network, Delhi Metro will deploy 14 tunnel boring machines.[13] Indira Gandhi International Airport is being modernised, expanded, and upgraded. Costing nearly US$ 1.95 billion, Terminal 3 has improved airport passenger capacity to more than 37 million passengers a year by 2010. A new runway is being constructed, allowing for over 75 flights an hour and – at over 4400 metres long – it will be one of Asia's longest.

Venues Competition venues Existing and new stadiums in Delhi will be used to house the sports during the Games:            Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. gymnastics. wrestling Delhi University sports complex – Rugby sevens Thyagaraj Stadium – Netball Siri Fort Sports Complex – Badminton. Delhi – Athletics. cycling. lawn bowls.The airport will be connected to the city via a six-lane expressway (Delhi–Gurgaon Expressway) and the $580 million Delhi Airport Metro Express line. Karni Singh Shooting Range – Shooting Talkatora Stadium – Boxing SPM Swimming Pool Complex – Aquatics RK Khanna Tennis Complex – Tennis Yamuna Sports Complex – Table tennis Calendar The official calendar for the 2010 Commonwealth Games is as follows:[39] ● Opening ceremony ● Event competitions ● Closing ceremony October 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Venue Ceremonie ● s Aquatics Archery ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium SPM Swimming Pool Complex Yamuna Sports Complex Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium & India Gate Siri Fort Sports Complex Talkatora Stadium Athletics ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Badminton Boxing ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● . weightlifting Dhyan Chand National Stadium – Hockey Indira Gandhi Arena – Archery. Squash Dr.

Indoor Stadium Complex. India Gate Gymnastic s ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● I. Commonwealth Games federation chief Mike Fennell reported that the games were at risk of falling behind schedule and that it was "reasonable to conclude that the current situation poses a serious risk to the Commonwealth Games in 2010". the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) released a report showing irregularities in up to 14 CWG projects. in total 129 works in 71 organizations have been inspected.[48] As per official reports. [49] The detailed preliminary findings[50] include . A report by theIndian Government released several months prior found that construction work on 13 out of the 19 sports venues was behind schedule. Vigilance-related irregularities On July 28. 2010. Indoor Stadium Complex Hockey ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Maj. Karni Singh Shooting Range Siri Fort Sports Complex ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Yamuna Sports Complex ● ● ● ● ● ● ● R K Khanna Tennis Complex ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ● 4 5 ● 6 ● 7 ● 8 ● 9 ● 10 11 12 13 14 I. Indoor Stadium Complex Venue Criticism and controversies Delays In September 2009. G. G.Cycling ● ● ● ● ● ● I. Dhyan Chand National Stadium Lawn Bowls Netball Rugby sevens Shooting Squash Table Tennis Tennis Weightlifti ng Wrestling October 3 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Thyagaraj Sports Complex ● ● Delhi University ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Dr. G.

[55] Unskilled workers are paid 85 to 100 Indian rupees (INR) per day while skilled workers are paid 120 to 130 INR per day for eight hours of work.[51] The Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee on 5th Aug 2010 suspended T S Darbari (joint director in the organising committee) and Sanjay Mahendroo (deputy director general in the organising committee) following the report of the three-member panel which was probing the financial irregularities related to the Queen's Baton Relay. and that the city has arbitrarily arrested homeless citizens under the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act 1959.1. 3.000 contract daily wage workers are working on Games projects. Although official numbers have not been released.000 to 40. Human Rights Law Network reports that independent investigations have discovered more than 70 cases where workers have died in accidents at construction sites since work began. it has discovered that ‘no tolerance zones’ for ‘beggars’ are being used in Delhi. it is estimated that over 415.[52] Also Organizing Committee treasurer Anil Khanna resigned from the post in the wake of allegations that his son's firm had secured a contract for laying synthetic courts at a tennis stadium.000 were slated for eviction and ‘relocation’ ***************************************************************************** Compiled by: Ambika Chandra Shweta Rajvanshi BJMC-5 . Furthermore. Based on a Right to Information (RTI) application filed for the study and statements by civil society groups. 2. Labour Violations Campaigners in India have accused the organisers of enormous and systematic violations of labour laws at construction sites. and a further 30. Slum eviction and no-beggar-zones A much-quoted report by the Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) – an arm of the Habitat International Coalition – has brought to light some worrying social and environmental consequences of the event. Award of works at higher prices Poor Quality Assurance Award of work to ineligible agencies There are also allegations of wide spread corruption in various aspects of organising the games including procurement and awarding contracts for constructing the game venues.000 families have already been evicted in order to make space for CWG-related projects. over 100.