Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at the Jeevan Bharti Bhawan

Dehradun;-A meeting was held today of the Governing Body of the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium at the Jeevan Bharti Bhawan of the ONGC in New Delhi under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna.
Approval was granted to the design of the stadium at the meeting. It was also decided that work would begin on the stadium from 9 November, the State Formation Day.
The process is underway to select the construction agency, which would be completed by end of October. Apart from approving the design and master plan, discussions were also held on the engineering and construction. A detailed presentation was made by the company that has prepared the design. The stadium will be built in Raipur with the help of ONGC. The foundation stone of the 22 acre stadium was laid on 15 November, 2012.
Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said that the cricket stadium would of c. The stadium would bring Dehradun on the global sports map. It would prove a big step in promotion of sports in Uttarakhand. Other sports would be organised in the stadium and its associated sports complex apart from Cricket. It would be prove a major platform for the launch of the state's sport talent.
The Chief Minister promised that IPL and Ranji Trophy matches would be held at the venue. The stadium would be an entirely green building and eco-friendly. He instructed the Additional Chief Secretary to ensure tree plantation in the area surrounding the stadium to increase the natural beauty.
Sports Secretary Ajay Pradyot said that the design had been prepared according to ICC specifications, with a capacity of 25,000 spectators. It would also have a sports complex and club house. The most modern amenities would be provided to players, spectators and media. To make it functional year long, activities would be held regularly at the Ice Skating Rink and Sports Complex.
Present at the meeting were ONGC CMD Sudhir Vasudeva, Additional Chief Secretary Rakesh Sharma and Resident Commissioner SD Sharma
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