Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for Commonwealth Games

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Old 28-Jul-2010
Saini Sa'aB
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for Commonwealth Games

fter several missed deadlines, the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main venue for the Commonwealth Games, was finally inaugurated by Sports Minister MS Gill and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday.

The engineering marvel built at a cost of Rs 960 crore, got delayed umpteen times because of the construction of an underground tunnel for the opening ceremony of the October 3-14 event.

Also present on the occasion were Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi, Sports Authority of India Director General Sayan Chatterjee and several sports persons and senior officials of the sports Ministry.

The stadium will host the Games' opening and closing ceremonies and athletics, weightlifting and Lawn tennis events

The remodelled 60,000 capacity stadium has been built at a cost of Rs 960 crore.

Constructed during the 1982 Asian Games, the remodelling of the stadium started in January 2008.

The venue spans over an area of 4,04,686 square metre.

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