Hockey stadium to be laid with astro turf soon

Hockey stadium to be laid with astro turf soon

MUDA chief says quality will not be compromised

Hockey stadium to be laid with astro turf soon

Works on laying astro turf at the hockey stadium of Chamundi Vihar Grounds in the city is expected to be completed within a month’s time.

Speaking to the media after inspecting the works, Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) Commissioner C G Betsurmath said that the turf has been laid following the demand of sports persons. The turf related materials have reached Bangalore and are expected to arrive in the city shortly. However, the works will not be finished hastily, as the department will not compromise on quality, the Commissioner asserted.

The works taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 2.85 crore is executed by Chadda Sports Institute, New Delhi. The ground has been levelled using road roller to install sub-base. Dense concreting has been made to strengthen it further. The other related works like construction of drainage, chain link fence, sump and pump house are also underway.

The wooden flooring of the indoor stadium has been executed by Ashu Jay Agarwal of M/s Harison Industries, New Delhi, at an estimated cost of Rs 91.50 lakh. Maple wood from USA has been used, besides polythene foam, soft wood and rubber pad of 10 MM thickness, the Commissioner explained.

Plans are on the anvil to hand over the Indoor Stadium at Vijayanagar to the department of Youth Services and Sports. 

The Commissioner claimed that the Authority has been giving equal priority for sports by earmarking dedicated places for sports and parks.