DDA to get Rs 500cr more for Commonwealth Games

Published: September 30, 2009

In a bid to expedite Commonwealth Games projects, government is likely to provide an additional amount of about Rs 500 crore to the Delhi Development Authority.

The Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) has approved the proposal to provide the additional fund of Rs 497 crore to DDA for completion of Commonwealth Games infrastructure in the capital, a senior Urban Development Ministry official said.

Till now, the DDA has been given a total of Rs 330 crore for execution of various Commonwealth Games projects.

The scope and design of these projects have undergone several changes keeping the prevailing international standard in mind, the official said.

The DDA is executing several Commonwealth Games projects including stadiums, Games Village, flyovers which are to be completed before October 2010.

The additional fund will be given to the DDA after the approval of the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure next week.

Besides Games Village and flyovers, DDA is constructing Siri Fort stadium, Saket Sports Complex and Yamuna Sports Complex.

Source: Times Of India

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