Delhi's Commonwealth Games bridge rebuilt

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The Indian Army have completed work on the Commonwealth Games footbridge which collapsed.

On September 21 the footbridge opposite Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, one of the main Games venues, collapsed injuring at least 23 labourers.

The incident highlighted fears of shoddy workmanship after severe criticism about the facilities for athletes.

Dinesh Khanna, the Commanding Officer of the Engineers regiment, said that the bridge was now safe and easily usable for pedestrians and tourists.

The collapse, which took place just 11 days before the opening of the Games, was another issue for an event marred by charges of rampant corruption, dubious contracts and poor workmanship.

Around 7,000 athletes from 71 teams representing 54 Commonwealth member states are expected to take part in the Games, which will be held from 3 to 14 October in New Delhi.

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