Chandigarh might be getting a synthetic athletics track very soon. This is indeed a great move by the Chandigarh Administration as a new synthetic track will help the city athletes train well. The joint director, sports said that the track is expected to be ready by the end of 2017.
The joint director, sports said that the authorities have taken the move seriously and working towards it. However, nothing have been intimated on papers yet.
Upcoming Synthetic Athletics Track In Chandigarh
The upcoming synthetic athletics track in Chandigarh is expected to come by the end of 2017. The synthetic athletics track will be at the Sector 46 Chandigarh Sports Complex. The Sector 46 sports complex presently has a grass track and will soon be getting a synthetic track.
The Finance-cum-sports-secretary in 2012 announced that a synthetic track would be built at the Sector 42 Chandigarh. The project could not be executed because of the common wall between the sports complex and Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46. It has been four years and till date, the problem has not been resolved.
The authorities have submitted the estimated amount f building the synthetic track to the Engineering department. The joint director said that they are trying their best to complete the project by this financial year.
The Project Delayed For 4 Years
The project of coming up with a synthetic has been delayed for 4 years. The joint director said that they want to forget every wrong decision made in the past and want to start fresh. He said that discussions about the synthetic tracks are in process. A project report has also been submitted to the Engineering Department.
The project to come up with a synthetic track at Sports Complex Sector 42 Chandigarh was announced in 2012. The authorities also decided to honour Milkha Singh by resuming the process after “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” was released. The project was again left in between and later the authorities decided to come up with a 10-lane track. Due to the lack of space, the authorities came up with a 7-lane track instead of a 10-lane track. The planning committee also said that they will be acquiring some part from Sector 46 but no initiative has been taken since then.
Source: The Tribune