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Govt okays construction of sports hostel in Pitampura

Govt okays construction of sports hostel in Pitampura

NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia headed Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) of the Delhi government has approved the construction of a Sports Hostel for school boys & girls at GP Block, Pitampura, New Delhi, at an estimated cost of

Rs 77.62 crore.

It will be first of its kind and state of the art sports training facility of the Delhi Government which will also have residential facility for sportspersons. The total area that will be developed under this project will be 11,128 Sq. Mtrs," said an official.

He added that the total estimated cost involved in this project is around Rs 77.62 crore and development work will be carried out by the DTTDC in a phased manner. The work is expected to be completed within 24 months.

"This project will cater to swimming and gymnastics training needs of students and will also be utilized as a competition venue for prestigious events," the official said.

This facility will have all weather swimming pool on the ground floor and there will be a gymnastic hall having all equipment above the swimming pool on the first floor.

Along with sports training facility, a hostel for both boys and girls will also be developed which will have a total accommodation of 412 students. While the boy's hostel building will be of ground plus seven floors, the girl's hostel building will be ground plus five floors.

"The hostel will have all the necessary facilities including mess, recreational room, etc so that all aspects of the overall development of student are taken care of," said an official.

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