Friday, 9 April 2010

Indira Gandhi CWG stadium to be inaugrated tomorrow

Dr. M.S. Gill, Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, will inaugurate the remodeled and reconstructed Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here tomorrow in the presence of Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of Delhi and Pratik Prakashbapu Patil , Minister of State for Youth Affairs & Sports.

The new look stadium, with built-up area of 72,425 sqm, has been completely renovated and upgraded for the XIX Commonwealth Games at a total cost of Rs. 240 Crore and will be the venue for Gymnastics. With a total seating capacity of 14,500, the stadium is the largest Indoor stadium in India, with state of the art facilities including 2200 lux sports lighting system.

The stadium will have 3 level seating and 4 entry points. It is equipped with Green building features like thermal insulation of entire roof, gypsum board partitions and wall panellings , external glazing with low energy tinted glasses and energy efficient lighting fixtures etc. Water conservation feature like water harvesting by recharging of existing lake in the complex by rain water also form part of the complex.

The entire stadium will be under electronic surveillance through fixed and PTZ cameras connected to central control room, which will have integrated network for connecting various facilities, to meet the operational requirement of various tournaments.


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