Rourkela: Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra reviewed the progress of the construction work on the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium at Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT) Campus and other development projects here on Saturday.
During his visit to Rourkela, the Chief Secretary urged the departmental officials to review the progress of the hockey stadium and complete the construction work as soon as possible.
The gallery of the main stadium and the stadium for the practice of the players is in progress. There are also plans to hold practice matches before the World Cup.
Special arrangements are being made to accommodate 200 hockey players on the BPUT campus. Efforts will soon be made to prevent crime by installing CCTV cameras in various places in Rourkela.
The stadium is spread over 20 acres of land on the campus of the BPUT in Rourkela. It will set a new benchmark in global stadium design for hockey, offering one of the finest spectator experiences in the world. The stadium will have a spectator capacity of over 20,000. Practice turfs, advanced fitness centre and floodlights for night time matches have been provisioned at the stadium.
The foundation of this stadium was laid down by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in February 2021.