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    The remodelled, 60,000 capacity Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, showpiece venue for October's Commonwealth Games, was finally inaugurated Tuesday after several missed deadlines.

    The venue, originally built for the 1982 Asian Games, was inaugurated by sports minister MS Gill in the presence of Delhi chief minister Shiela Diskhit and Commonwealth Games organising committee chief Suresh Kalmadi.

    The stadium has been refurbished at a cost of a whopping Rs 9.6 billion (approximately $200 million) with international consultants from six countries - Germany, Switzerland, UK, US, Mexico and Australia - putting their heads together to construct the state-of-art facility.

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