New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Suresh Kalmadi, the Chairman of Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (CGOC), on Friday launched the sale of online tickets for the Commonwealth Games.
Kalmadi issued the first ticket to the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Tejinder Khanna.
Addressing media persons, Kalmadi said the tickets are priced reasonably to encourage more and more participation of people in the event.
"The tickets are reasonably priced. Rupees 50 is the minimum ticket. Any ticket holder can go free by public transportation. And, I am grateful to the government of Delhi for having waved aside entertainment tax. No entertainment tax on this ticket, that is why we could have the prices so low," Kalmadi added.
Kalmadi said he was confident that the sports loving people will contribute to the successful delivery of the Games that is being held in Asia for only the second time and in India for the first time.
He hoped the games organizing committee would witness a huge turnout of spectators during the games.
The tickets will be available in four different slabs and will range from Rs. 50 to Rs. 1000 for all sporting events. While the tickets for the inaugural and closing ceremony to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi are priced between Rs. 750 to Rs. 50,000.
The tickets will be available at more than 50 outlets of Central Bank of India and Hero Honda showrooms. (ANI)