After Lucknow and Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh is ready to get its third worldwide cricket stadium in Varanasi and the work on the identical will begin by May-June this 12 months.
The State authorities has bought land measuring 31 acres in Rajatalab space of Varanasi for the worldwide cricket stadium, and the land will probably be handed over to the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) by the top of this month, in response to officers.
BCCI’s honorary secretary Jay Shah and BCCI vp Rajeev Shukla had visited Varanasi earlier this week on this regard.
“The Uttar Pradesh government has identified around 31 acres of land in Ganjari village in Rajatalab tehsil (of Varanasi) for the construction of the international cricket stadium. It will be the third such stadium in the state after Green Park in Kanpur and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana stadium in Lucknow, where international matches will be played,” UPCA director Yudhvir Singh instructed PTI on Sunday.
He stated the development work of the brand new stadium will begin by May-June this 12 months, and the stadium is more likely to be accomplished by the top of 2024.
“The cost of construction of the proposed cricket stadium is around Rs 300 crore,” Mr. Singh stated. Mr. Singh stated the proposed worldwide cricket stadium will probably be constructed as per worldwide requirements, and it’ll have a capability of accommodating 30,000 guests.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner of Varanasi, Kaushal Raj Sharma stated, “The Uttar Pradesh government has purchased 31 acres of land from the Rajatalab area (of Varanasi) from farmers at almost Rs 120 crore. This land will be given to the UPCA on a 30-year lease by the end of this month. In lieu of the lease, the UPCA will give Rs 10 lakh every year to the UP government. After this, the UPCA will construct its own stadium (on this land).” Mr. Sharma additionally stated that it’s potential that Prime Minister Narendra Modi might lay the muse of the worldwide cricket stadium in June this 12 months.
Confirming the go to of Mr. Shah and Mr. Shukla, the divisional commissioner stated, “BCCI and UPCA officials held some rounds of talks with the district administration officials regarding the construction of the cricket stadium. Now, in the last week of this month, Rs 10 lakh lease fee will be deposited, and the land will be handed over to the UPCA. After this, the BCCI will assign the work of construction of the cricket stadium to its construction agency.”
To a query on the provision of resort amenities within the metropolis as per the worldwide cricket matches, Sharma stated, “The stadium will be constructed in Rajatalab area of Varanasi. This area is surrounded by Ring Road, and has wide roads, which leads to the (proposed) stadium. There is one five-star hotel in Varanasi. Soon, new hotels will be coming up, and some hotels are being expanded.” UPCA director Yudhvir Singh stated individuals of Kashi will have the ability to benefit from the cricket matches within the stadium from 2025.