Stadium to sport new look by yearend

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By TINKLE ROY
  • Published 26.05.10
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Jorhat, May 25: The renovation of Jorhat Stadium, being executed with funds of Rs 80.74 lakh from the nonlapsable central pool of resources, is expected to be completed by the yearend.

Assistant engineer of Jorhat PWD (buildings) Santanu Barua, who is supervising the project, said: “Renovation is expected to be finished by December this year.”

“The development and conservation of the earthen gallery on the northern side of the stadium is being given priority,” he said, adding that it was considered a heritage wing. An RCC gallery with roofing, along with installation of a central drinking water system, are just some of the developments being done in the stadium.

Besides these, an approach road from the eastern to the western side of the stadium, starting from the Kushal Konwar Indoor Stadium, will be constructed to enable vehicles to be driven straight to the stadium. Boundary walls will also be erected on its northern and the western sides.

Raising of the ground and water absorbing system by perforated technique with inner fencing of the stadium and construction of peripheral drains is also on the cards. The drainage of the stadium will also be taken care of and upgraded.

The present funds are part of a grant of over Rs 3 crore and the remaining amount will be released in two more instalments after the completion of the first phase, an official concerned in the sports department told The Telegraph in Guwahati.

Local MLA Rana Goswami has announced the release of Rs 1 crore from the chief minister’s untied fund for the development of the cricket pavilion.