Punjab CS orders completion of works near Mullanpur Cricket Stadium before IPL match on March 23

  • | Wednesday | 28th February, 2024

Punjab Chief Secretary Anurag Verma on Tuesday asked the officers concerned to immediately complete the ongoing development works near the International Cricket Stadium Mullanpur, New Chandigarh, for sprucing it up for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.   Chief Secretary Verma, presiding over a review meeting with the officials of PUDA, GMADA and representatives of Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), reviewed the progress of ongoing engineering and civil works near Mullanpur Cricket Stadium.   The cricket stadium will act as a catalyst for the development of the entire region. Punjab Government is committed to provide the best and suitable infrastructure for sports in the State. Top priority should be accorded to completion of the ongoing works before the cricket match, he said, adding that he will personally monitor the progress of work on a daily basis.   The Chief Secretary said that on one hand, the Punjab Government is making concerted efforts to promote sports culture; and on the other, it is also giving top priority to the development of cities. With the holding of matches at this new International Cricket Stadium, the development of this area will be get further impetus, he said.   Verma underscored that construction of approach roads and bridges leading to this stadium should be completed without any delay, adding that any sort of delay is unwarranted and undesirable.

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