Rourkela: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today laid the foundation stone for India’s largest Hockey Stadium in Rourkela. Along with this, he also dedicated to the people of the state different projects worth Rs 5000 Crore.
The world class hockey stadium will come up on a 15 acre land in the BPUT Campus which will have a seating capacity of 20000 people. Rourkela is going to host the 2023 World Cup Hockey along with Bhubaneswar. Naveen Also announced that the stadium will be named as Birshamunda Stadium. “It will show to the world Odias are second to none,” Naveen said in his speech.
Amidst spellbound cultural programs and audio visual presentations attended by a large number of dignitaries and common people, Naveen dedicated the projects that include drinking water projects worth Rs 1611 crore, irrigation projects worth 320 crore, Health Services Worth 111 Crore, Roads and Bridges worth 1060 crore, Education projects worth 366 Crore, Sanitation facilities worth 250 crore, Livelihood initiatives worth 216 crore, Smart City Development projects for Rourkela worth 471 Crore, Women and Child Rs 135 Crore and Infrastructure projects worth Rs. 67 Crore.