Bhubaneswar: In order to encourage sports in Odisha, the Union Sports Ministry, today, gave approval to a project for establishment of an International-level Stadium with ultramodern facilities at Puri.
Under the flagship of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan, the stadium will will be setup with a budget of Rs. 7.5 crore. It will have all the required infrastructure for tracks and fields, indoor court for badminton, table tennis, ultra-modern gym, gallery, training and lodging facilities for players.
A land near Talabania will be given by the District Administration to meet all the requirements and tender work will begin after detailed planning of the project gets over. The new stadium will go a long way to promote sports and sports persons in the state along with creating new emplyoment opportunities, official sources said.