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Delhi Govt releases pictorial design of futuristic Najafgarh sports complex

S.K.Vyas | February 06, 2019 07:23 PM

NEW DELHI: Delhi cabinet on Wednesday approved a Rs 140 crore Sports Complex Project in Kair Village in Najafgarh. The proposed sports complex spreading across 18.2 acres consists of FIFA Certified Football Stadium, Cricket Ground as per the ICC standards, a Swimming Pool, Volley Ball and Lawn Tennis Courts along with a full-fledged gymnasium. The indoor stadium in the complex will have facilities for Badminton, Basket Ball, Kabaddi, Wrestling, Boxing and Table Tennis. The Sports complex will also have an outer jogging track and sufficient parking facilities.

“It is the first time in Delhi, a world-class community sports complexes coming up,” said Mr. Kailash Gahlot Minister for Transport, Revenue and Law of the Govt. of NCT of Delhi and MLA from Najafgarh. Today’s cabinet decision is the outcome of the painstaking efforts for four years by various stakeholders esp. the Hon’ble CM Arvind Kejriwalji and Hon’ble Deputy CM Manish Sisodiaji”, he added.

The Najafgarh sports complex will be a substantial addition to the sporting infrastructure in Delhi, as the city emerges as a vital node for National and International sports. This planned and structured sports infrastructure can take care of the training needs of sportsmen and also act as a one roof facility to cater to the sporting requirements of the residential neighborhoods.“This integrated sporting facility will be instrumental in making world-class sportspersons who can win medals in Olympics and other international events”, said Gahlot.

Importantly, space for a sports academy/school with residential facilities also has been earmarked in the Sports Complex. A feasibility study had been undertaken to assess and plan the economic, environmental and social sustainability of the project.

The project will be completed in two phases. In the first phase, facilities like cricket field, canteen block, administration block and other outdoor sports facilities will be completed. Indoor stadium, gymnasium and swimming pool will be added in the second phase. Being one of the district level sports complexes, a sports academy with accommodation facility will also be developed later.

The locality is also very significant as Najafgarh is well connected and has a rich legacy of sports producing the finest sportspersons for the country. The proposed Sports Complex will further enhance the manifold development potentials of Najafgarh area.

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