Friday, March 31, 2023

Uttar Pradesh set to get its third worldwide cricket stadium in Varanasi

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After Lucknow and Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh is about to get its third worldwide cricket stadium in Varanasi and the work on the identical will begin by Might-June this yr.

The State authorities has bought land measuring 31 acres in Rajatalab space of Varanasi for the worldwide cricket stadium, and the land might be handed over to the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Affiliation (UPCA) and the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) by the tip of this month, in keeping with officers.

BCCI’s honorary secretary Jay Shah and BCCI vp Rajeev Shukla had visited Varanasi earlier this week on this regard.

“The Uttar Pradesh authorities has recognized round 31 acres of land in Ganjari village in Rajatalab tehsil (of Varanasi) for the development of the worldwide cricket stadium. It is going to be the third such stadium within the state after Inexperienced Park in Kanpur and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana stadium in Lucknow, the place worldwide matches might be performed,” UPCA director Yudhvir Singh instructed PTI on Sunday.

He stated the development work of the brand new stadium will begin by Might-June this yr, and the stadium is prone to be accomplished by the tip of 2024.

“The price of building of the proposed cricket stadium is round Rs 300 crore,” Mr. Singh stated. Mr. Singh stated the proposed worldwide cricket stadium might be constructed as per worldwide requirements, and it’ll have a capability of accommodating 30,000 guests.

In the meantime, Divisional Commissioner of Varanasi, Kaushal Raj Sharma stated, “The Uttar Pradesh authorities has bought 31 acres of land from the Rajatalab space (of Varanasi) from farmers at nearly Rs 120 crore. This land might be given to the UPCA on a 30-year lease by the tip of this month. In lieu of the lease, the UPCA will give Rs 10 lakh yearly to the UP authorities. After this, the UPCA will assemble its personal stadium (on this land).” Mr. Sharma additionally stated that it’s doable that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could lay the muse of the worldwide cricket stadium in June this yr.

Confirming the go to of Mr. Shah and Mr. Shukla, the divisional commissioner stated, “BCCI and UPCA officers held some rounds of talks with the district administration officers concerning the development of the cricket stadium. Now, within the final week of this month, Rs 10 lakh lease payment might be deposited, and the land might be handed over to the UPCA. After this, the BCCI will assign the work of building of the cricket stadium to its building company.”

To a query on the supply of resort services within the metropolis as per the worldwide cricket matches, Sharma stated, “The stadium might be constructed in Rajatalab space of Varanasi. This space is surrounded by Ring Highway, and has vast roads, which ends up in the (proposed) stadium. There may be one five-star resort in Varanasi. Quickly, new lodges might be arising, and a few lodges are being expanded.” UPCA director Yudhvir Singh stated folks of Kashi will have the ability to benefit from the cricket matches within the stadium from 2025.

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