The Chief Minister of Delhi State, Arvind Kejriwal has allotted a sum of rupees 140 crore for the construction work of an ultra-modern Sports Complex in Najafgarh.
In a statement released by the Delhi state government, the government said the decision was taken after the directorate of Education (DoE) notified that it does not have any stadium/complex in the rural areas of Najafgarh except for a small stadium which is surrounded by eight government schools.
“The DoE has envisaged a state-of-the-art sports complex having various facilities under one roof. The DoE also felt that excellence in sports is possible only when sportsperson receive training at specialised residential sports academies,” the statement said.
The proposed complex will include a synthetic athletic track, a jogging track, a tennis court, a basketball court, a swimming pool, sports lighting for cricket ground, a football ground, all augmented by an uninterrupted power supply, the statement read.
Najafgarh MLA and transport minister Kailash Gahlot welcomed the decision. “Delhi Government approves Rs140 Cr for building a Sports Complex spread over 18 acres at Kair, Najafgarh. Will have international level facilities for football, cricket & indoor games,” he tweeted.
After checking out all possible sites for the complex, the Directorate found suitable land in the village of Kair. “This land falls along an arterial road, branching from the Main Najafgarh-Dhansa Road connecting village Kair to Najafgarh. As the land is next to one of the main arterial road from the centre of Najafgarh, it is accessible by private vehicles, public transport, by foot and cycle,” it said.