The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has good news for football lovers living in west Delhi. Very soon, the land developing agency is going to come up with a state-of-the-art football stadium in Dwarka.
Planned to be spread over an area of 24 acres, the football stadium will be able to seat 5,000 spectators. A final survey of the site in sector 19, Dwarka has been conducted. The report has been sent to the architectural wing of DDA, which will issue an architectural drawing and blue print of the stadium.
The site has already been levelled and construction is expected to begin soon, once all approvals are received.
"The architectural drawing of the stadium is also in its final stages and it will be put presented in front of the screening committee of DDA very soon," said a senior DDA official, who did not wish to be identified.
"The budget for the stadium is more than R100 crore and construction will begin as soon as the plan is finalised," he said.
Apart from the football stadium, DDA is also constructing two new sports complexes in Dwarka’s sectors 17 and 8. A sports complex in Dwarka’s sector 11 is already operational.
Development plans and architectural drawings of the two sports complexes are ready and are awaiting approval. Apart from the football stadium in Dwarka, DDA also plans to build a football stadium in the trans-Yamuna area.
"The football stadium in Dwarka will have all ancillary facilities found in any modern stadium," the DDA official said.
"It is a very good step by DDA that will help popularise the sport in the Capital," said NK Bhatia, vice president of the Delhi Soccer Association.
"If two stadiums come up in the east and west parts of Delhi, many more people will have easy access to it," he said, adding, "We will be able to catch young talent if they have the opportunity to play near their home."