Construction of new sports complex at Dwarka to begin shortly

first_img(Eds: Recasting overnight story)New Delhi, Dec 13 (PTI) The construction work of a sports complex in south Delhis Dwarka would begin shortly, the DDA Sports Management Board has decided.A meeting of the board, chaired by Lieutenant Governor (LG) and DDA Chairman Anil Baijal, was held at the Raj Niwas here.”Work on construction of a new sports complex at Sector- 17, Dwarka would be started shortly,” the DDA said in a statement yesterday.It was also decided at the meeting that all the facilities at the DDA sports complexes would be made differently-abled-friendly on priority.”The football grounds in the DDA sports complexes would be converted into synthetic turfs for a more intensive use of these facilities due to the rising demand for football fields in Delhi. The grounds in the Siri Fort Sports Complex would initially be converted as a pilot project,” it said.The DDA has also decided to facilitate the utilisation of the facilities at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.”Individuals, who have taken the three-month temporary membership of the complex 10 times in the last five years, will be eligible for an annual tenure membership.”The annual tenure membership will be renewable and after taking this for at least 10 times, individuals will be eligible for applying for a lifetime membership, subject to the assessment of the capacity of the complex,” the statement read.The rates for the one-year tenure membership, including dependants, would be Rs 5,000 for the government category applicants and Rs 8,000 for those in the non-government category.advertisementIt was also decided that the existing swimming pools would be renovated and their depth reduced to 1.35 mtr for public safety.An in-principle approval has also been given to develop a state-of-the-art basketball centre with four courts, equipped with locker rooms, toilets, spectator sitting and proper lighting facilities at the Yamuna Sports Complex in Surajmal Vihar.”Delhis first proper Skate Park with facilities for skating, roller figure skating, roller hockey, a speed-skating track and a separate rink for skateboards and BMX cycles would also be developed at the complex,” the statement added.An in-principle approval was also given to develop a golf driving range at the CWG Village Sports Complex, near Akshardham, it said. PTI KND RC ANBlast_img read more

Slave Lake fire caused by arson

first_imgAPTN National NewsEarlier this year, the community of Slave Lake suffered nearly $700 million in damage as a fire ripped through the town. Nearly 7,000 people were evacuated in one of the most devastating blazes in Canadian history.Now, the Alberta government has released its investigation into the fire, and the information is grim.APTN National News reporter Keith Laboucan has the details.last_img