SRINAGAR: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, visited Bakshi stadium and inspected progress on several ongoing development works being executed there.
Bakshi Stadium being one of the major stadia in Srinagar city is undergoing massive renovation with execution of several upgradation works by the National Project Construction Corporation Limited with an estimated cost of Rs 40.85 crore.
Taking a detailed round of the stadium, Advisor Farooq Khan stressed upon the representatives of executing agency to expedite pace of work on the project so that it is completed within the stipulated time frame. He asked them to maintain the environs of the stadium besides ensuring a proper drainage system while executing development of this vital sports facility.
Later, Advisor Khan visited Sher-i-Kashmir Indoor stadium and took stock of progress on sports infrastructure development works being carried out by NPCC with an estimated cost of Rs 14.60 crore.
Taking first hand appraisal of all the renovation works being undertaken in different sections of the stadium, Advisor Farooq Khan directed the executing agency to ensure that all quality parameters are taken care of during execution of all works there.
Advisor, during the inspection, also took stock of other works in the stadium like heating and lighting arrangements, seating arrangement, VIP gallery, flooring, boxing ring, basketball courts and others.
He also visited the Srinagar Sports Club (SSC) of Indoor stadium and inspected different training centres there. He visited the Yoga Centre of the club and interacted with the trainers and the trainees as well.
While interacting with the trainees of Yoga, Advisor Khan said that sports play vital role in overall personality development of an individual besides keeping them mentally and physically fit.