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Rs. 200 Crore Special Sports Development Package for J & K
May 29, 2015

For upgrading the indoor and outdoor sports stadiums to international standards in Jammu and in the Kashmir Valley, the Department of Sports has decided to develop Sports Infrastructure in the States of Jammu & Kashmir with the following objectives:

  • Creation of ultra-modern & high tech facilities in existing Stadia in Srinagar and Jammu.

  • Maximum operational efficiency of each sports complex.

  • Phasing of construction programmes.

  • Efficient management of movement of spectators, dignitaries and players.

  • Sports complex to be landmark and pride of the city. 

Key Features

  • Reconstruction of the entire existing stadia on international specification with RCC frame structure, ten lane athletic track, sports hostel for 500 inmates both at Srinagar and Jammu at an estimated cost of Rs. 70 crores each.

  • Upgradation of indoor stadium both at Srinagar and Jammu.

  • Creation of water sports centre at Manasbal, Srinagar at a cost of Rs. 2 crore.

  • Construction of multipurpose indoor sports halls at an estimated cost of Rs. 4 Crore each at 8 places in the State.

  • The proposal involves an estimated expenditure of Rs. 100 crores each for Kashmir & Jammu region with a total cost of Rs. 200 crores. An allocation of Rs. 100 crores has been made during the current year.

Special Package for Development of Sports Infrastructure of Jammu and Kashmir will result in creation/upgradation of sports infrastructure and facilities for enhancement of sports facilities in Jammu & Kashmir.


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