The continuing construction work might present a grim picture but Sports Minister M S Gill today asserted in the Parliament that 16 of the 18 venues for the Commonwealth Games are "complete".
Replying to a question, Gill said, "Most of the sports venues have been completed and Test events held. The remaining are in advanced stage of completion and will be completed well in time for the Games. An amount of Rs 4460 crore has been approved for upgradation/renovation/creation of sports infrastructure."
Gill also gave a status report on the venues preparedness and except for the Yamuna Sports Complex (Table Tennis arena) and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Weightlifting complex), all the other venues had completed written against their status.
While the Yamuna Sports Complex would be completed by August 15, the pending work at the JN stadium would done with in the next couple of days as per the Sports Ministry's status report.