Delhi Commonwealth Games, 2010

by admin on September 17, 2010

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The Indian capital is all set to host the 19th edition of the Commonwealth Games from 3-14 October, 2010 and not only Delhi but airports of several cities like Mumbai, Goa, and Bangalore have been given a make-over for the boom in tourism that is a certainty in the coming days. With a budget spanning over several billion dollars, the preparations for the costliest game in the history of CWG till date have proved to be a huge thriller that is near completion finally.

From the roads of Delhi

CWG Construction at Connaught Place

As constructions began on a war footing to spruce up the roadways, metro services and central shopping districts like Connaught Place and Chandni Chowk; inconveniences gave birth to a lot of dissent and a few unlucky accidents around Metro constructions made one raise one’s eyebrows. But finally the troubles are a thing of the past and the results are here to be seen.

New flyovers, cloverleafs and bridges have come up and National Highways have been expanded and widened. High Capacity Bus Systems are all set to hit all the 9 corridors before commencement of the games. Delhi Metro has also been expanded to Noida and Gurgaon suburb to accommodate more people during the 2010 games.

Delhi Metro

High Capacity Buses

A modern Games Village with a capacity for housing 8500 athletes and officials has come up on the banks of the Yamuna.

The Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

Destination Delhi is bound to reach a stratospheric level of comfort and satisfaction this summer. T3, the latest terminal at Indira Gandhi International Airport, is all set to usher in a new era in passenger transit catering to both the domestic and the international circuit.

The state-of-the-art terminal is the biggest in India and is equipped with the all the latest facilities meant to make transits smooth and secure. A capacity to serve 34 million passengers annually makes the Rs 127,000 mega structure a welcome addition to the heavily rushed Indira Gandhi International Airport and a perfect gateway for the games.

The Venue

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will host the opening and closing ceremony of this multi sport event in which seventy-two nations will participate. Athletes around the world will compete in 17 different disciplines for which several playing arenas have been added to the already existing ones. The complete games schedule is available over here. It is advised not to miss the opening and closing ceremony, as they are expected to be a finely nuanced exposition to Indian art and culture.

The logo and the mascot

Common Wealth Games 2010 Logo

The logo of the XIX Commonwealth Games 2010, Delhi inspired by a ‘chakra’ that is spiraling upwards. A ‘chakra’ is a wheel representing the nation’s reverence for freedom and unity. Shera, the mascot of the games is the famous Indian tiger who represents the grace and boundless energy of the average Indian.

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