Monday, 10 May 2010

Full bore shooting range inaugurated

Union Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports M S Gill today inaugurated the newly-constructed Full Bore Shooting Range at the CRPF Campus at Kadarpur in Gurgaon, Haryana.

The range, built at a cost of Rs 28 crore, will be the venue for holding the prestigious Queen Matches during the Commonwealth Games that Delhi will host in October this year.

The range is located at the foothills of the Aravali Hills range, within the campus of the Central Reserve Police Force at Gurgaon near here.

The venue has the natural barrier of the Aravali hills on the one side and at suitable orientation. It has been designed as a "No Danger Area" range with well-designed side baffle walls and end butt wall in RCC.

An official pres release movable electronic targets would be used for the first time for Full Bore shooting competition for 300 yards, 300 meters, 500 yards, 600 yards, 900 yards and 1000 yards during Commonwealth Games.

Dr Gill suggested the starting of an annual big bore shooting competition among the Central Para Military Forces, State Police Forces and the Army for proper utilisation of the range.

The release said the range would also be the venue for national and international shooting competition evnts.

The stadium is supported with a facility block with covered area of 2280 sq m with a seating capacity of 324.

The project was funded by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs and constructed by the Central Public Works Department.


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