New Delhi, Feb 6 :The Delhi Cabinet on Wednesday approved Rs 139 crore Sports Complex for Najafgarh.
The decision was taken in the Delhi cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The Cabinet gave its administrative approval and expenditure sanction of Rs 139. 16 crore to the Education Department proposal for the construction of a Sports Complex at Village Kair, Najafgarh.
The Directorate of Education felt that it does not have any sports stadium/sports complex in rural areas of Najafgarh and its nearby villages. It owns a small stadium in the heart of Najafgarh which is surrounded by eight Government schools.
It does not fulfill the requirements of sports needs of Najafgarh itself, especially most popular games like football, cricket etc.
Almost all the school students have to undergo their sports practices either in this small stadium or in their respective school playgrounds.
There are several villages in Najafgarh eg Mitraon, Surehra, Rawta, Chhawla, Issapur, Kair, Paprawat, Khaira, Dhansa etc.
Being the entire rural area, there was need from the students, youth and citizens to develop sports complex for students of the area for excellence in sports.
Accordingly, the Directorate envisaged a state –of- the- art sports complex having various sports facilities under one roof to accommodate various sports and related activities.
The Directorate also felt that the excellence in sports is best possible only when the sportspersons receive training in specialized sports residential academies.
Keeping all the above factors in mind, the Directorate surveyed the entire area and found a piece of suitable land in village Kair.
This land falls along an arterial road branching from the Main Najafgarh- Dhansaroad connecting village Kair to Najafgarh.
As the said land is next to one of the main arterial road from the core centre of Najafgarh, it becomes accessible for private motor vehicles, public transport, pedestrians and cyclists. Also, being located right next to the bus depot increases its accessibility. This land is in the proximity of catchment area comprising of many surrounding villages and other colonies with potential user groups.
The proposed complex will have Synthetic Athletic Track, Jogging Track, Tennis court, Basket Ball Court, Swimming Pool, Sports lighting for Cricket Ground, Sports lighting for Athletic and Football Ground, Uninterrupted Power Supply System and Swimming Pool. (UNI)