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Arush Mittal

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  1. ‘World’s largest’ bus depot now in city, courtesy DTC ___________________________________________________________________________________ 350 modern cameras, 2700 personnel, DD all geared up for CWG
  2. Health Minster satisfied with Games sites
  3. Mr. eusebius65, I never wanted to make this post directed towards you, but as you are continuously criticising every bit of these games, and calling it 'the hosting of most redundant event in the name of farcical games', I believe you are showing signs of senescence. Till date, in this forum, you have posted all the links from the Indian media and based on the most stupid articles from young editors with no sports experience, have made your claims for it being the most disastrous games, which is STILL to be declared open. The main points you are concerned to and think of are: - Corruption - Inexperience - Incapability - and, again, corruption You said these games to be 'criminally expensive', any sources to put out your claim so irresponsibly? These games have costed a total of $2.4 billion, far below than the Beijing Olympics which amounted to a total of $40 Billion. You talk so stridently of nepotism, whereas, if at all these games seem to be a failure, the core reason is the outsourcing of this event to the hands of various consultants from the European countries and Australia. As I have said before, yes, corruption exists, BUT it is not the sole reason for what you term as 'the worst example of a multi-event sports festival since the St Louis 1904 Olympics'. I pity you for having an unbending mindset regarding these games. Coming back to the topic, fake certification for the venues presented in a report from the Chief Technical Examiner's Wing of Central Vigilance Comission, if YOU actually have dropped your blinkers and in the process of surfing for more news regarding the CWG 2010 on internet, you should keep this thing in mind, that the report presented by CTEO is NOT a FINAL REPORT by CVC. Here's a quote from the CVC website: And on the point of blaming the Indian Media, I am talking about the same media groups accusing the OC for buying toilet paper for $89, whereas the reality is, as said by the spokesperson for the OC, that this price is for a carton of 100 paper rolls. Claims made by the media on the basis of their so called 'highly placed sources' and refers to the sayings of senior officials 'on condition of anonymity', surprises me. #Water-logging? How about a continuous thunder rain for almost a week(6 days, to be precise), breaking the record of past 25 years? No sources to support my point, I, myself experienced it. #Dengue cases? This communicable disease has a rotational outbreak every 4 years, as it is the very year, it was supposed to outbreak, after 2006 in 2010, despite the preventive measures, more than 1,000 cases have been reported so far, BUT in the city of more than 18 million residents. #Failure in dope test? If those cases would have been reported after the Indian weightlifters won gold in the Games, you would have been the first one to post article regarding the same. The only point, I fully agree with you is regarding the death of 42 laborers on the construction venues, weak Indian Labor Laws are responsible for the same. And I would sincerely hope that this number doesn't increase. If at all, still if you image Delhi of being completely dug up, it is NOT. Missed deadlines was a result of global recession period, with India being one of the most badly affected nations, it is that time when infrastructure companies expressed their sorry state and incapability in handling construction work, and the Central Government had to provide subsidies for the same. Please note that Delhi Metro expansion and beautification of several areas was to be carried out EVEN if games weren't taking place, as CWG 2010 approached nearer, the deadlines were pushed back so as to present a better Delhi to the visitors. And, you can still go on blabbering about the sorry state of the Games, while we'll be enjoying all the fun & frolic during the grand event. You can consider this post as my last in this forum before the Games are declared open, as I can see that some of the 'self-proclaimed' Olympic veterans are somewhat blinded by their own esteem and cannot see other developing nations to host these type of events. I, being a common Delhiite would request you all, except His Excellency eusebius65 , to have a look at both the sides of theses Games, and wait until the Games are thrown open. Some more news, you might not get to read: World swimming, diving champs have no security fears ahead of CWG Britain's world diving champion Tom Daley has said that he has no security fears ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which kicks off on October 3. India gives the thumbs-up to Commonwealth Games Another Survey conducted: One-third of the sample size of 5,100 respondents felt the media was “probably exaggerating”, while 6% preferred to sweep aside the media reports as “totally incorrect”. Commonwealth Games 2010 – The Right Time to Visit India The fact that the Commonwealth Games would be held in Delhi also ensures that visitors would have plenty of opportunities to indulge in the city’s legendary culinary and retail scene. CWG drug bust is a good omen The best thing to have come out of the nabbing of a group of dope-tainted wrestlers and athletes earlier this week is the message that drug cheats will not have it easy at the forthcoming Commonwealth Games here next month. And instead of time-crafting your posts on your mind-based assumptions, and propogating about how other pro-games forumers are quite, FYI they all are waiting for these games to be declared successful, and then would like to comment, as they, unlike you, believe in posting with an authentic source backing their claims. And before I leave: I feel sorry for you, using such words for fellow forumers. God Bless your mind.
  4. Delhiites root for CW Games These findings are part of ‘Are We Ready?’ — an opinion poll on the Commonwealth Games 2010 conducted by Gfk Mode for CNN-IBN. Here's a telling set of stats: No matter how much people or the utterly incompetent Indian media try to highlight every negative aspect of CWG 2010, these games were supposed to set up a sporting culture in India and it will accomplish the same. Yes I agree to the fact that, corruption, red tapeism, and unending loopholes exist in the bureaucratic procedures in my country. I believe, a balanced approach to both the pessimistic and optimistic sides should be followed, rather than just nitpicking every issue. We are here to discuss the Commonwealth Games 2010, and not the political system of a particular country. Construction details, if drafted here, would take several pages of this forum. NOCs from every single authority,i.e. Archaeological survey of India and the like; and PILs filed against the CWG 2010 by Human Right Activists, Environmentalists, were all cleared only in late 2008, and unlike China, no one is put behind bars for raising their voice against the system.
  5. And, meanwhile mosquito breeding around Commonwealth Games venues has decreased after the drastic measures being taken by various agencies, according to the Delhi government. Mosquito breeding at CWG venues down
  6. Thanks to 'eusebius65' for his valuable updates.
  7. Some news from the media, which hasn't been posted in this forum so far. Rogge: Commonwealth games will be a success IOC president puts positive spin on India Games despite delays Melbourne Gold medalists lead weightlifting team to the Commonwealth Games Scotland announce 191-member strong squad for Delhi CWG Commonwealth Games 2010: England selectors to name strong team for Delhi Commonwealth Games To Be Solar Powered And yes, Fennell satisfied with Commonwealth Games venues
  8. Well, I am not going to use any foul words for you. You are twice the age of mine, which is the only thing that stops me to say anything. Here are few points that I would like to bring forward: - Unofficial sources claim that there could have been more than 10 causalities, ONLY during the construction work at the Bird's Nest Stadium, Beijing. 6 workers were buried alive while working on in a subway tunnel in 2007 related to Olympics project. No data regarding the condition of the workers on other venue construction sites has been revealed till date by the Communist Party of China. - 16 or 42, every fatal accident costs a life, which can bring the concerned family to shambles. I understand that. - "the death toll for these unwarranted games at 42 is a national shame which should lead to the resignation of all officials involved as well as prosecution of the contractors who are exposing your fellow citizens to third world safety practices." M. S. Gill, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, has already promised in front of the Parliament, that those who are found guilty will be prosecuted, BUT only after the Games are over. - "..than take your approach which is to blithely equate the oversupply of poor people who are in desperate need of a basic income (which is not being given to them)..." Well, what do you have to say about this: Australia: Construction worker threatened with jail - "...Instead of trumpeting the design of the medals how about exerting the same energy in asking your civic and commercial leaders about why Delhi 2010 has been blackened by the shame of corruption and avoidable deaths..." # Some of you found this design dull inspired, I was just trying to make it easier for you people to understand the inspiration behind such a beautiful design. That's it. No trumpeting. # Right To Information Act (2005) and Article-19 of The Indian Constitution which gives you the right to speak, is used so extensively here in MY country that nothing is left hidden, on whatever is related to Government Projects. # This is Democracy at its best, you are not put behind bars to form an organisation and raise your voice against government projects, unlike China. # A little off-topic but, when Australia changed its Uranium Exporting Policies, JUST to sell something, that your country has been bestowed upon by Mother Nature, to India. You & your fellow citizens could have asked your law-makers the same question, as to what is the point putting the population of 6 billion at stake just for a multi-billion dollar deal. Isn't that what you call is sheer business? - and I would sincerely request you, not to use the words like 'Unwarranted Games' or 'Redundant event', these are the Games WE are hosting, and I am proud of it. I respect your sentiments, but no country is PERFECT, you just have to try & make it a better place to live in, and this is exactly what we are trying to do in the name of Commonwealth Games 2010.
  9. And you still thought that we aren't ready.
  10. Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium - Athletics, Lawn Bowls, Weightlifting _____________________________________________________________________ Weightlifting stadium (inside the JLN Stadium Complex) ______________________________________________________________________ Dhyan Chand National Stadium – Hockey ______________________________________________________________________ Indira Gandhi Arena – Cycling, Gymnastics, Wrestling Gymnastics Wrestling Hall Cycling Velodrome ______________________________________________________________________ Delhi University sports complex – Rugby sevens ______________________________________________________________________ Thyagaraj Stadium – Netball _______________________________________________________________________ Siri Fort Sports Complex – Badminton, Squash Badminton Arena _______________________________________________________________________ Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range – Shooting _______________________________________________________________________ Talkatora Stadium – Boxing ________________________________________________________________________ SPM Swimming Pool Complex – Aquatics ________________________________________________________________________ RK Khanna Tennis Complex – Tennis ________________________________________________________________________ Yamuna Sports Complex – Table tennis - March 2010 _________________________________________________________________________
  11. It should be 'their', and not 'there'. That is some crazy clockwork, this is what I meant. And I feel sad for the workers, who lost their lives during construction work, and for their families as well. Everyone is aware of this fact. You can keep your sarcasm with yourself. Second that. I agree to the fact that Labour laws in India are not that much rigid, but oversupply of anything, surely leads to some accidents. Some people have a different perspective for different things. And some just believe in closing their eyes to everything.
  12. Source From here: _________________________________________________ To here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GRqHX6wLjQ&feature=player_embedded In less than 9 bloody months.
  13. Not actually. The Commonwealth Games 2010 medals are inspired by a vessel called 'surahi', it was used during the Mughal age, for storing water and like. Here's an example: You can see the similarity:
  14. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium inaugurated for Commonwealth Games Picture Gallery - NDTV
  15. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Swimming Pool complex inaugrated. Source: Getty Images
  16. Ahem! till then, here are some pics of the main stadium which is STILL u/c
  17. yup! here's the link: Usain Bolt to miss Commonwealth Games
  18. Sports Minister Inaugurates Cycling Velodrome Dr. M. S Gill, Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports today inaugurated the newly built Cycling Velodrome in the presence of Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman, Organising Committee, Commonwealth Games, 2010 and Shri S.S. Dhindsa, President, Cycling Federation of India. The new velodrome is constructed at the cost of Rs. 150 crore to suit the latest international requirements of Track events for Commonwealth Games. It is fully covered, air-conditioned and has 250 m long Timber Track with a seating capacity of 3800. Speaking on the occasion , Dr. Gill complimented all officials and CPWD engineers for completing the construction of Cycling Velodrome in record 17 months. He further stated that rest of the stadia will also be delivered to the Organising Committee in the next few days. He said that now focus should shift from construction of stadia to the actual conduct of the games. He also requested the Chairman, Organising Committee to consider keeping a certain number of free tickets for students of Schools/Universities of Delhi so that they can also watch the Games and get motivated. On the occasion, Smt. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Suresh Kalmadi, Chairman, Organising Committee, Commonwealth Games, 2010 and Shri S.S. Dhindsa, President, Cycling Federation of India also complimented all agencies involved in construction of such wonderful sporting facilities. The new look Velodrome is the first of its kind in the country, which has Timber Cycling Track and meets all the international standards including 2200 Lux Level Sports Lighting and Public Address System with state of the art line array speakers for concert level sound requirements. The entire stadium with its unique structural system, unique geometry of seating bowl, state-of-the-art Electrical and Mechanical services and marvelous architectural features, is constructed in a record time of 17 months by Central Public Works Department (CPWD). The Velodrome has been certified by UCI (International Cycling federation) as Category 1 Cycling Velodrome. In his communication to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), UCI Honorary Vice President, Mr. Ray Godkin has said“The Delhi Velodrome is an absolutely marvelous facility of the highest standard and on completion probably would only be surpassed by the Beijing Olympic Velodrome”. HIGHLIGHTS OF FACILITIES Ø Built at a cost of Rs. 150 crore. Ø Seating Capacity 3800 Ø Comprising of Ground Floor, First Floor, Second Floor, Seating arena and playing arena. Ø Field of Play- 7m wide,250 m long Timber Cycling track with 4 m safety zone made of Siberian Pine Wood. Ø Roofing – A unique felt bat type roofing covering the entire Velodrome with Galvalume radially cut sheeting in two layers separated by Rockwool thermal insulation. Ø Sports lighting for 2200 lux suitable for HDTV transmission. Ø Equipped with Green Building features like thermal insulation of entire roof, gypsum board partitions and wall panelings, energy efficient lighting fixtures etc. The entire stadium will be under electronic surveillance through fixed and PTZ cameras connected to central control room, which will have integrated network for connecting various facilities, to meet the operational requirements of various tournaments.
  19. Cycling velodrome (Few Months Back) Source: ABC News _______________________________________ Now Source: Getty Images _____________________________________ Copyright: Mo Rush of Skyscrapercity.com
  20. Source:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=267911&page=184 Copyright: IR & abhishek901 of Skyscrapercity.com
  21. The Talkatora Indoor Stadium Source: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/album.php?aid=197144&id=200700820199
  22. Delhi venues on target, Aussie team says
  23. UK - The Land of sophistication and etiquette?
  24. Shooting racism! WC organisers apologise to Indian contingent Source
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