With the build-up to the Commonwealth Games going from bad to worse, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called a meeting with Sports Minister M.S. Gill and Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy here today to discuss the preparations for the October 3 to 14 event.

Dr. Singh will meet Mr. Gill and Mr. Reddy, who heads the Group of Ministers overseeing the Games’ preparations, here this evening in the face of the mounting international criticism of the country’s preparedness to hold the event, sources in the Prime Minister’s Office said.

The meeting comes two days after international delegates lambasted the Games Village as “filthy and uninhabitable” and top teams such as Canada, Scotland and New Zealand delayed their departure to the Indian capital.

Apart from accusations of inefficiency, the Organising Committee and the government have also been left embarrassed by the collapse of a foot over-bridge near the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, which is the main venue for the mega-event.