India’s Biggest Hockey Stadium’s Construction Work To Begin In April: Odisha Chief Secretary
Rourkela: The construction works for the proposed world-class hockey stadium in Rourkela will commence in the month of April, informed Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra on Tuesday.
Mohapatra along with the 5T secretary today reviewed the proposed stadium which will come up in Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) campus in Rourkela and is touted to be India’s biggest stadium for hockey.
Speaking to mediapersons after the review, Mohapatra said, “India’s biggest stadium will come up in BPUT campus. Construction works of the stadium, spread over 15 acres of land, will begin from April.”
The works for parking and development of other infrastructure will also begin from the same date, he said adding that efforts will be made to complete the stadium works within a year along with accommodation facilities for hockey players on the BPUT campus.
Speaking about the varsity, the CS said the number of professors and other non-teaching staff will be increased at the varsity in order to improve the quality of education. He assured that the construction of the stadium will not hamper the existing campus.
Notably, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in December last year had announced setting up of the new world-class hockey stadium in Rourkela city which is co-hosting the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023. The stadium will have a sitting capacity for 20,000 spectators.
“The stadium along with the allied facilities will be developed as a benchmark for other Hockey stadiums around the world. Spread over 15 acres of land, the stadium will be constructed in the Biju Patnaik University of Technology campus, Rourkela,” Patnaik had said in a video message.
(Edited By Pradeep Singh)