Temporary roof at Games venue collapses in rains

New Delhi, July 13 (Calcutta Tube) A temporary roof of a table tennis court in the Yamuna Sports Complex, one of the venues for the Commonwealth Games, collapsed in the heavy rains that lashed the capital, an official said Tuesday.

Apart from the roof collapsing, the table tennis courts were flooded in the showers late Monday as the drain pipes were choked, leading to damage of sports equipment and furniture as well, said an official of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

‘The water has been pumped out. Action was initiated immediately and the complex will be restored soon,’ he added.

The Yamuna Sports Complex in Karkardooma, east Delhi, is one of the venues for the Commonwealth Games and table tennis and archery preliminaries will be held there.

Delhi recorded 51.4 mm of rainfall Monday with wind speeds of 80 kmph at Palam, which led to waterlogging and traffic jams in many parts of the city.

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