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Construction of indoor stadium at Nakodar drags on and on

PUNJAB NEWS LINE | August 03, 2022 06:51 PM

NAKODAR: An indoor stadium conceived for Nakodar town about 34 years back is still incomplete.
The decision to construct an indoor stadium was taken in 1988 and work began on the land opposite civil hospital.

Thousands of rupees were spent on construction, but it could not be completed. Congress leader late Umrao Singh had laid the foundation stone
and the Punjab government released a grant of Rs. 1.95 Lakh on March 8, 1988, for the construction of the stadium. But the money was not
spent, and the state internal audit department passed strictures against the non-utilization of funds, The Punjab state sports council
directed the Nagar council to refund grants that were not utilized on time.
The residents blame municipal authorities for failing to
provide adequate space for sports.

Former MC president Aditya Bhatara had said that then chief Minstar P.S.Badal has sanction Rs 50 lakh for completing indoor stadium
during his sangat darshan here and estimates had been submitted to concerned authorities for approval which are pending..

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