Udaipur is set to host Rajasthan’s third hockey Astro turf. The Astro turf will come up in Maharana Pratap Khelgaon at an estimated cost of Rs 5.5 Crores.
Rajasthan Sports Council has already forwarded the proposal to Central Government for this purpose. It is expected that the Astro Turf will be completed in one year post financial approval from Central Govt.
The Astro Turf field will come up in an area of 26 Hectare earmarked for the same. Budget for this field will come from Khelo India scheme. As per the Khelo India scheme, Govt has allocated Rs 350 Crores for sports infrastructure. Central Sports Minister Piyush Goyal had earlier made announcement about Astro Turf in Udaipur during his December visit to lakecity.
The field will be made as per international standards. It will have synthetic surface along with sprinkler system, drainage system, tubewell, changing room and other essential facilities.
After Jaipur and Ajmer, this will be State’s third hockey Astro Turf.