Secretary Youth Service and Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez, Wednesday inspected construction works being executed in the indoor stadium, adjacent to sports ground Budgam and asked the concerned authorities for expeditious completion of this prestigious project.
District Development Commissioner Budgam, Shahabaz Ahmad Mirza and Secretary Sports Council J&K Dr Naseem Choudary besides other concerned officers was present on the occasion.
While taking stock of progress on several works being executed in the stadium, Secretary directed the concerned executing agency and J&K Sports Council to accelerate the pace of work by further adding to the existing manpower and machinery so that all works get completed in time.
During the inspection, Secretary was apprised that the project is coming at the cost of Rs 4 crore and the work on it was resumed recently after easing of restrictions in the wake of COVID-19.
Secretary was informed that playfields at Kralpathri and Sikinambal shall be completed soon as work on these stadiums is in full swing. Besides, synthetic courts for sports like Volleyball, Basketball and Badminton located at different places shall be completed within one month.
Later, Secretary along with DDC and Secretary J&K Sports Council and other concerned visited sports stadium Gogoo Humhamma to assess the status of sports ground so that it can be thrown open for all sports activities. This stadium has been equipped with all latest facilities and developed with a cost of Rs 2.74 crore.
Secretary emphasized upon the officers to develop the approach link roads connecting stadiums on each side on a fast track basis besides widening the parking space around the stadium to avoid inconvenience to sportspersons and spectators as well.