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Updated: September 9, 2010 17:28 IST

Manmohan to review Commonwealth Games preparations on Friday

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Union Sports Minister M.S Gill during a visit to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main venue of the Commonwealth Games 2010. File photo
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Union Sports Minister M.S Gill during a visit to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main venue of the Commonwealth Games 2010. File photo

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will tomorrow review the preparations for the Commonwealth Games, which are less than a month away, at a high-level meeting.

This will be the second time within a month that Singh would be reviewing the preparations for the October event for which he had asked the authorities to “redouble their efforts” to quickly complete remaining work as people were expecting a “flawless” opening to the Commonwealth Games.

Admitting that there had been lapses and delays in preparing for the Games, Dr. Singh had said that instead of finding fault at this stage, everyone must work together so that “we are proud” of hosting the event.

Sources said that weekly review meetings are also being scheduled to assess the progress of the work.

He had earlier visited the Jawaharlal Nehru sports complex, the venue of the opening and closing ceremonies of the games, here as part of series of steps to streamline and expedite the preparations for the October 3-14 mega event which have been dogged by a spate of corruption allegations.

Concerned by the delays, Dr. Singh had convened a high-level meeting on August 14 to review the preparations for the Games.

A committee of bureaucrats headed by Cabinet Secretary K. M. Chandrasekhar was formed and given overriding powers by bringing into its ambit the Games Organising Committee that has been tainted following corruption allegations.

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