Rs 9 crup-gradation of Mangan Football Stadium

Mangan, 01 Oct (IPR):

A joint inspection for up-gradation of Mangan Football Stadium with other facilities was carried out today.

The inspection was led by the Area MLA-cum-Roads and Bridges Minister, Samdup Lepcha along with Secretary, Sports and Youth Affairs (S&YA), District Collector, KuberBhandari, North, Additional Secretary, Tenzing T Kaleon, S&YA, Director, Shanti Tamang, S&YA, SE, NarendraPradhan, DEs, AEs, JEs, Engineers from Education Department, Road and Bridges and representatives from Land Revenue & Disaster Management Department and North District Football Association.

After the joint inspection of existing ground the file alongwith relevant measurement books was handed overby the Education Department (Engineering Cell) to the Sports and Youth Affairs Department in the presence of the Minister, Secretary, S&YA and other officers.

As informed, the up-gradation of Mangan football stadium will be constructed like a FIFA Standard play ground at total cost of Rs 9 crore under LNCPR, which shall include facilities like Hostel Block, Gallery Block, Quarters, Gymnasium Hall, Approached Road and Parking, VIP Pavilion etc. The competent authority has given two years for work execution to Contractor, KunthupDawaLachenpa.

Furthermore, the existing road above the ground will be diverted to extend the breadth of the playground and to construct the Gallery Block.

Minister, Mr Lepcha has directed the Secretary alongside Contractor not to compromise on quality work at any cost. Apart from this, Mr Lepcha also inspected the alternative route which will replace the existing road once the up-gradation work begins.