Friday, March 5, 2010

CWG’10 archery range inaugurated

Urban Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy today inaugurated the archery venue for the 2010 Commonwealth Games at the Yamuna Sports Complex here.

The 3,500-seater state-of-the-art stadium, which will host the preliminary rounds of the archery events during the October 3-14 Games, has been constructed over an area of 4.8 hectors at an estimated cost of Rs 25 crore.

“I am happy to inaugurate this beautiful stadium, which is equipped with all kinds of international level facilities,” Reddy said after inaugurating the venue.

The curvilinear form of the aesthetically designed building will ensure an unhindered view of the proceedings at the middle from all the sides of the gallery, which also give easy accessibility to the differently-abled spectators.

“It looks good and nice and I hope all the players will enjoy their events in the venue during the prestigious Games,” Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Tejendra Khanna said after taking a round of the stadium.

“I am also sure that all the venues will be ready well in advance for the mega-event, which will be a big occasion for our country,” he added.

YSC will host the preliminary rounds of archery events from October 4-6, while the final competitions will be held at the India Gate from October 7-10.

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