Well... In a way yes. Major metros like Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay are too crowded & over populated. On top of that, building Olympic village requires billions of dollars of investment. Mumbai & Delhi for instance have incredibly high land prices & holding Olympics is close to impossible there unless government goes out of its way to invest in olympic village. even if it does. it'll be huge loss. for instance if you are spending $25 billion in Delhi or Mumbai its as good as spending $13 billion in Bangalore or Hyderabad simply because they are lot cheaper. Plus, our 4 major metros airports just cannot handle Olymics traffic even after upgrading & thats a stark reality. So new airports are a must. A lot more land is needed for new airport that metros just dont have.Anniyan said:Hyderabad is the best location to hold OLYMPICS...
Delhi is taking lessons on playing host from Melbourne for the Commonwealth Games 2010. Accessible venues built as per international standards, an integrated transport system for easy access and high level of private participation in infrastructure and information are some of the recommendations that have been inspired from Melbourne's preparation for its Games to be held in 2006.
Amongst the recommendations made in the presentation was the necessity of having all venues within accessible distance either by foot or through public transport systems. The Melbourne Games village and its various stadia were with a radius of 6.5 kms. The venues and village were also within 3.5 kms radius of the central business district. "The idea is to make the entire area around the village and the venues self-sustaining. The participants and visitors must be able to find food courts, medical attention and the venues within a short distance," an official said.
The city had also paid a lot of emphasis on private participation in investments and volunteers. The presentation suggested that a lot of investment on infrastructure had been made by MNCs while nearly 16,000 volunteers had pitched in, in areas like help desks and traffic regulation. "Melbourne had introduced campaigns like litter-free city to garner public support," the official said.
Venues also planned to use solar energy to cut down power costs by nearly 30 per cent.
LuckyStreak................New Hyderabad cricket Stadium is unofficially stated to be the largest stadium in Asia & one of the 5 largest in the world. UNOFFICIALLY that is. But this could also be a hype. But reports claim that its definitely the best & state-of-the-art stadium in India.Luckystreak said:^^ wow.......looks bigger than the Eden Gardens
LS...........dont know yet. Its going to be a 3 Tier Stadium. now compare that to Eden Gardens which is 2 tier. The only other cricket stadium that is 3 tier is Melbourne cricket grounds. You get the idea. India has no three tier stadium. With everything being said and done, i doubt this new stadium will have capacity more than 75,000. LBS is flattest of the wickets & a very small ground. This wicket on this one is grassy it is said. all the first class matches, indian batsman struggled. fast bowlers did better. It has been said the wicket is quiet sporty.Luckystreak said:^^what is its capacity??
Lal bahadur stadium although located in prime location has got the reputation of the flattest pitch in India (literally every ODI match played there has a 300+ scores).....hope this new one would live up to world standards...