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Odisha to Fast-track Hockey Stadium Construction forward of World Cup

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The Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium might be India’s largest hockey stadium with a capability of over 20,000 and can co-host the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup

  • PTI
  • Last Updated:March 18, 2022, 19:17 IST

The Odisha authorities directed officers on Friday to expedite the development work of the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, which is able to host the Men’s Hockey World Cup subsequent 12 months.

Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra arrived in Rourkela with a high-level staff within the morning to assessment the progress of the work on the stadium on the BPUT campus and different growth tasks.

The sports activities facility, which might be India’s largest hockey stadium with a capability of over 20,000, will co-host the 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup together with the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

The staff suggested the officers to expedite the work for well timed completion of the venture, the Chief Minister’s Office stated.

Development tasks just like the good metropolis, a visitors command centre, tribal museum, conference corridor and market complicated are additionally being accelerated. Road building and metropolis beautification are happening a warfare footing forward of the World Cup, the CMO stated.

An astroturf might be laid as per the requirements of the International Hockey Federation, in addition to follow turfs, superior health centre and floodlights, the Sports Department stated.

The high-level delegation additionally reviewed the progress of the transformation on the Udit Nagar High School and the chilly storage on the VSS Market Complex, directing the officers to finish the tasks inside the stipulated time.

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