10 years on, Rajouri sports stadium project awaits completion

Civil Society of Rajouri town today appealed the state government to pay attention towards Sports Stadium Kheora, Rajouri.
In a press statement issued here today wherein Civil society said that former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
had issued directions for establishing the stadium in Kheora area of Rajouri town after which Public Works Department had allotted work to a local contractor.
The authorities here have failed to complete work on the prestigious Rajouri sports stadium project notwithstanding the fact that the work was taken up for execution way.
Sources said that in last ten years the contractor has completed a major part of work on the stadium which includes construction of sitting tiers, slab of main pavilion (GF)
and framed structure of
the first storey.
They said the issue was raised with former chief minister late Mufti Muhammad Sayeed who had announced release of fifty lakh rupees. However, the funds are yet to be released as the case of the liability of the contractor and pendency of the project is lying with the Planning and Development Department.
Meanwhile, the locals here have expressed concern on delay in execution of the
project and flayed reluctance of the government to release funds.
Rajouri is facing a tough time due to increasing drug addiction among the youth. Establishing of a sports stadium is an urgent need so that we can divert the attention of youth towards games and sports, locals said.

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