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Dr Jitendra visits proposed site for Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Stadium Hiranagar

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Directs authorities to speed up land acquisition

KATHUA: Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region and PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh, today inspected the proposed site for construction of Arun Jaitley Memorial Sports Complex at Hiranagar today.

Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Raghav Langer, District Development Council Chairperson, Kathua, Mahan Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, Secretary J&K Sports Council Nuzhat Gull besides elected local ULB and PRI representatives were also present.

While having the first-hand appraisal of the status of the required land for the construction of Multiplex stadia, Dr Jitendra Singh, was informed that due to the second wave of Coronavirus the expected pace of work is not achieved resulting in delay in taking up of land acquisition and related formalities.

Dr Jitendra Singh directed Secretary J&K Sports Council and DC Kathua to speed up the land-related formalities and hand over it to the authorities at the earliest.

While giving detail of the prestigious project, Dr Singh said the Complex will be one of the biggest sports stadia which will be a great addition to the sports landscape of not only Jammu and Kashmir but of the country.

He said the sports complex will have International Cricket Stadium and allied sports facilities once completed will provide good exposure to the sporting talent of the entire Jammu and Kashmir who can nurture their skills in a stadium of international class.

Pertinently, the Union Ministry of Youth and Sports has approved the project with facilities like Cricket Stadium, Hockey turf, Athletics turf, Football Turf, Skating rink, Boxing ring, swimming pool etc.

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