Karnataka: Sports Infra to be developed under Smart City mission

Under the Smart City Project, Karnataka will develop sports infrastructure in the city, said K P Purushottam, Vice President, Karnataka Sports Authority.

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During a meeting, Purushottam informed the members that, “Three projects – construction of a pavilion in Mangala stadium, at a cost of Rs 10 crore; an indoor stadium for kabaddi and shuttle badminton, near Urwa Market, at Rs 35 crore and a state-of-the-art swimming pool in Yemmekere at a cost of Rs 24.40 crores were planned under the Smart City Mission.”

Funds have also been released for the development of taluk sports grounds, ‘Garadi Mane’ (local gymnasium), sports hostels and sports equipment in various schools in rural areas, he added.

Purushottam said he had assumed charge two months ago and was inspecting the condition of sports infrastructure in districts across the state.

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