PM holds meeting on CWG

The Prime Minister asked Cabinet Secretary K M Chandrashekhar to meet Commonwealth Games Federation chief Michael Fennell on Friday after he arrives in New Delhi and apprise him of the preparations. During the 90-minute meeting, Singh enquired about various aspects of the preparations from Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy, Sports Minister M S Gill, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. "The Prime Minister was briefed about the state of preparedness of the Commonwealth Games. He was informed that every effort is being made to prepare he games facilities and the village to the expected standards," Khanna later told reporters.
"Our guests will be received and welcomed in accordance with the best traditions of Indian hospitality," the Lt Governor said after the meeting which was also attened by Chandrashekhar, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon and Home Secretary G K Pillai. Apart from accusations of inefficiency, the Organising Committee and the government have also been left embarrassed by the collapse of a foot over-bridge near the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, which is the main venue for the mega-event.