The Municipal Corporation is preparing a plan to construct an international level cricket stadium in Babupur village. Last week, Municipal Commissioner Dr. Narhari Singh Bangar visited the village and instructed officials to prepare a plan for a stadium on 34 acres of vacant land.
The corporation’s engineering wing team, in collaboration with a private consultant agency, has begun work on the plan. Once complete, the proposal will be submitted to the state government for approval.
Impact on City Identity
Cyber City is currently recognized as an IT Hub or Auto Hub. However, the construction of a large sports stadium will give the city a new identity. The corporation has also begun the tender process for building a large sports stadium in Wazirabad village. This means the city could soon have three to four large stadiums, greatly benefiting local players.
Babupur village, located in Sector-106 of New Gurugram, is adjacent to Dwarka Expressway. Its proximity to the airport and Delhi, along with the presence of Dwarka Expressway, will aid in the stadium construction plan.
The corporation team is busy preparing for these facilities. Chief engineer Vishal Bansal first inspected the land in Babupur village. Following this, the Municipal Commissioner also visited the village and instructed the Engineering Wing officials to build an international level stadium on the vacant land.
Following the Municipal Commissioner’s order, corporation officials are busy planning the stadium’s capacity, size, player facilities, number of pitches, and other activities that could be held in the stadium to give the city a unique identity. The team is also preparing a plan regarding expenses.
Land Inspection and Protection
On Saturday, the Corporation’s Executive Engineer and the Revenue Department’s Patwaris inspected the land. The corporation will first construct a boundary wall on the land to prevent illegal encroachment.
Benefits for Local Players
A sports stadium is being constructed by the Municipal Corporation in Wazirabad village at a cost of about Rs 200 crore. This was announced by Chief Minister Manohlal in 2015, but the plan has not yet been implemented. In addition, Tau Devi Lal Stadium is present at Rajiv Chowk in the city, and Ajit Stadium is being rebuilt by the Corporation in Dhanwapur village at a cost of about Rs 12 crore.
If the plan to build an international level stadium in Babupur village is realized, the city will gain a new identity in terms of sports. Currently, city players have to travel to Mohali, Faridabad, and Delhi for practice.
According to Millennium City, there is no major sports stadium in the city. Therefore, officials have been instructed to prepare a plan to build an international level sports stadium in Babupur village.Dr. Narharisingh Bangar, Municipal Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Gurugram