CWG 2010- Are we ready?

April 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm 5 comments

The Govt. says CWG 2010 are a boon for the development of the State ( Delhi). Rightly, pointed out by a few opinion makers- Do we need to host the Games in order to develop and upgrade Delhi’s infrastructure. Shouldn’t it be happening anyway? The Country and Delhi are just not geared up to deal with the big hoopla and such a grand event.

Almost the entire city is dug up on some pretext or the other; MCD work, telecom dept work, Metro work etc etc etc. I fail to understand why is there no inter- department coordination so that the underground work is finished at one go rather than digging up the place over and over again. Even if they manage to finish the work in time, the quality is going to be so poor that I will not be surprised if it only lasts until the games are on.

One IPL match at Ferozshah Kotla statdium and it impacts the movement of traffic across the central Delhi. How will we cope up with it during the Games? and its not the jams that kill you but the behaviour of fellow Delhizens. We honk like crazy, we stop our vehicle bang in middle of the road to fight if some one’s vehicle even touches ours. Beggars in bulk on each signal. The way we behave in public transport is simply shameful. I know I am cribbing about the city I love. But just because this is my city I can’t close eyes to these glaringly obvious issues of concern.

Over-charging tourists has been happening for years and will only get worse during the Games. Hotels are going to raise their tariffs with an aim to make-up for losses in the last 2 yrs.

For a city that will be home for International players, guests and media from across the world for the duration of the Games, I just hope we can save our nation’s pride.

Till my next crib, keep safe distance from the one infront of you on the road !

Your’s ‘not so Del – ighted Delhizen’ !


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tangyorangesour  |  April 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Pune is still booming till date ^_^

  • 2. Prateek  |  April 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I just hope that it will not turn up to be a national shame. Keeping my fingers crossed. Moreover, did you know that half the work is stuck up because a PIL has been filed against it, till the court gives a clearance order the work cannot proceed. Like you said, no inter-departmental coordination.
    Pretty good post, I was thinking of writing one on my blog on this subject.

    P.S. You have a right to crib because it is your city and you love it. Why would anyone else be bothered? Delhi is our city and we are the ones who should clean it.

  • 3. kid  |  April 27, 2010 at 11:44 am

    OMG…look who is cribbing…!!
    Ain’t it the right time to rub salt on wounds ?? 😉
    ha ha !!!

    Well…I would be surprised if our Games Village does get complete in time for the Games.
    I don’t mind hotels over-charging the guest as long as they are upfront about it… but what happens more is … some auto wallah will take you around half the city just to land you two blocks away.
    That is what which kills!!
    And yes, Delhi is not the most hospitable place to be in our country.
    It would be interesting on how things go….and how the propaganda machinery of the Govt. will claim the games were nothing short of a runaway success….

    In the mean time…you take a chill pill and relax !!

    • 4. delhizen  |  April 29, 2010 at 4:14 pm

      yeah in your absence I am filling in your place as a cribber.. 😉

      PS: with you around, I am certainly relaxed ! 🙂

      • 5. kid  |  April 30, 2010 at 8:04 am

        don’t make it sound like i am in a far far away galaxy…

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