World Cup Hockey: New Sundargarh Collector Stresses On Meeting Deadline For Birsa Munda Stadium In Rourkela

Rourkela: With 6 months left for FIH Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup, 2023 to kick off, Sundargarh district collector Dr Parag H Gavali took stock of the progress of the construction works of Birsa Munda International Hockey stadium in the BPUT campus at Rourkela which would co-host the tournament.

During his first visit to Smart City Rourkela after taking charge as the collector, of Dr Gavali reviewed the status of different works of the stadium and enquired about their progress from the officials.

Since matches of the Hockey World Cup will be played in Birsa Munda Stadium, which is tipped to be the country’s largest hockey stadium, the collector enquired about the facilities coming up for the spectators and the players. Besides Rourkela stadium, the World Cup matches will also be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

The collector was informed that the stadium will house over 20,000 spectators and will have changing rooms for players, advanced gymnasium, facilities complex, administrative complex and large parking area. Dr Gavali issued direction for completion of construction works within deadline.

The collector also visited the Rourkela airstrip where expansion works are underway. He held discussion with the officials over the completion of works well before the World Cup.

Following his field visit, the collector held a meeting at the Rourkela Municipal Corporation (RMC) to review various infrastructural projects in the city for the Hockey World Cup. The meeting focused on the construction of roads, illumination and beautification works in the city. ADM Rourkela and RMC Commissioner and CEO RSCL Dr. Subhankar Mohapatra and senior officials from various departments were present at the meeting.

Two modern parks developed by the Rourkela Smart City Limited (RSCL) at Chhend were inaugurated by a woman member of an SHG in presence of the collector. Rourkela MLA Sarada Prasad Nayak was also present.

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