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Omar inaugurates synthetic turf football stadium

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omar inaigurates stadiumSRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Wednesday inaugurated synthetic turf football stadium at TRC Polo Ground here which is first of its kind in the State.
Minister for Youth Services and Sports, Raman Bhalla, Legislator Nasir Aslam Wani, Commissioner Secretary Youth Services and Sports, Khurshid Ahmad and Director Youth Services and Sports, Dalip Thusoo were present on the occasion among others.
The synthetic turf for the stadium has been procured from Limonta Italy and is laid over six years of base course. The stadium has the capacity for 15,000 spectators with facility for car parking. The field is of international standard of 115 meters into 70 meters in size. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 4.50 crore.
Interacting with the sports persons who were present on the occasion besides representatives of Jammu and Kashmir Football Association, Chief Minister said that development of sports and nurturing the talent in different games is receiving full attention of the government. He said various new stadia have been completed while many are in the process of execution.
The Chief Minister said that Bakshi Stadium Srinagar is being re-built and upgraded to the international standard to host national and international events in football and athletics adding that an amount of about Rs. 100 crore is being spent on this project. He said Rs. 100 crore are also being expended on making the MAM Stadium Jammu to the international standard and equipping with all modern facilities.
He underlined the need of nurturing sports talent right from the childhood and emphasised on enhancing sports activities in the State and encouraging more and more youth to take part in different sports.


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