Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is planning to build a sports complex in Banjara Hills at a cost of Rs 6 crore.
The facility will be set up at NBT Nagar. The city council aims to complete the facility by June 2023 and make it available to sports enthusiasts. The sports complex will also host summer camps conducted by the GHMC.
The 1 lakh sq ft building was inaugurated by GHMC Mayor Vijaylaxmi Gadwal and includes a cricket box, kabaddi court, badminton and tennis courts, gyms and an exclusive place for yoga in addition to carrom and chess games. The new sports facility will also be equipped with lobbies, lifts, a pantry, sitting areas and separate changing rooms for men and women.
The GHMC Commissioner took to Twitter to share the news of the foundation stone-laying ceremony, saying: “Bhoomi Pooja performed for the prestigious B.hills division sports complex together with local residents and @GHMCOnline Official’s. This is being built with state-of-the-art facilities to cater to 8 different sports activities, which aim to nurture and produce champions at the national level. @KTRTRS.”
Bhoomi Pooja performed for the prestigious sports complex of the B.hills division along with local residents and @GHMCOnline Official’s. This is being built with state-of-the-art facilities to cater for 8 different sports activities, aiming to nurture and produce champions at the national level.@KTRTRS pic.twitter.com/bP6YzeSEqH
— Vijayalaxmi Gadwal, GHMC Mayor (@GadwalvijayaTRS) October 30, 2022
Speaking about the usefulness of the sports complex, the mayor said: “In Banjara Hills, about 18,000 people live in slums. There is a government school and about nine private schools and this facility will serve them well.”
Earlier, some people tried to invade the country to ban the construction of the sports complex. However, the GHMC was able to protect the country through a legal battle.