GM/SWR inaugurates Renovated Sports Ground at Hubballi

HUBBALLI: Ashok Kumar Gupta, General Manager, South Western Railway inaugurated Renovated Railway Sports Ground, Club Road, Hubballi yesterday i.e., on 17th July, 2017. A.K. Jain, Divisional Railway Manger, Hubballi; K.J. Kalra, Principal Chief Engineer  and other Officers and staff were present.

On this occasion A.K. Gupta said that South Western Railway accords importance and encouragement to sports activities in Railways. The renovated Sport Ground caters to the needs of various sports viz, Athletics, Cricket, Basket Ball and Volley Ball. The Athletics track consisting of 8 lanes of 1.22 meter each has been provided. Central Cricket pitch of size 3.66×22.6 meter for the play and net for cricket practice have also been provided.

Basketball Court with cement concrete floor of size 20.20×36.65 meter and Volley Ball court of size 9.14×18.28 meter have also been provided. A walking path around the full circumference of the ground has been constructed. The covered pavilion is provided with a total seating capacity of 600 Nos.

The total area of sports ground is 65000 sqm. Rain water harvesting pit of size 6×2 meter has been provided for recharging of underground water level.  On this occasion tree plantation was also done in the premises. Railway Officials said that around the cricket ground saplings will be planted as a step towards green planet and also beautify the ground.