Gill admits to lapses in CWG preparation

Gill admits to lapses in CWG preparation

Responding to the queries during the Question Hour in Lok Sabha, Sports Minister M S Gill assured that all the infrastructure related projects will be completed on time.

"The sports infrastructure work is progressing satisfactory. There have been instances of slippage in a few project milestones for which appropriate recovery schedules have been prepared and it is estimated that all the projects will be completed as per schedule," Gill said in a statement.

Gill also informed the House about the penalties being imposed on the defaulters.

"Delhi Development Authority has imposed a penalty of Rs 50 lakh on the contractor for delay in completion of squash court in Siri Fort Complex," he said.

On being asked about the funds allocated and utilised for each project, Gill informed that out of Rs 2460 crore sanctioned for Sports Authority of India, Rs 990.28 crore have been released.
The All India Tennis Association has received Rs 24.70 crore out of 30 crore sanctioned and CPWD have got all the Rs 15 crore for developing Bog Bore Shooting Range, Kadarpur, Gurgaon.

Responding to the security related query for the Delhi Games, Gill said, "Ministry of Home Affairs is the nodal ministry for security related to the Games. The progress of security arrangements is reviewed on a regular basis by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Lieutenant Governor," he said.

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