Mumbai to get two new multi-sports complex by mid-April

The BMC Garden Department has headed the project and the complexes are located at Andheri and Dahisar. The BMC has spent an estimated ₹22 crore for the construction of each ground

Mumbai to get two new multi-sports complex by mid-April
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Mumbai is considered to be one of the most active sports-playing cities of India. For the Mumbaikars, who strive for a healthy lifestyle, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has built two king-sized sports complex in the suburbs. The two sports complex will soon be open for public use as they are on the verge of completion and will be inaugurated by mid-April.

The project was helmed by BMC Garden Department and the complexes are located at Andheri and Dahisar. The BMC has spent an estimated ₹22 crore for the construction of each ground.

The sports complex at Dahisar has been built on the Bhavdevi playground, beside the Dahisar river and will be spread across an area of 15 acres. Once the construction is completed, the Bhavdevi sports complex will become the largest sports complex in the city, with dedicated regular-sized football and cricket grounds.

The cricket ground's diameter will be 150 metres whereas the football ground's length is 100 yards. The track for jogging and cycling is built around the border of the cricket ground. Other than, the complex boasts of kabaddi, basketball, volleyball, kho-kho and tennis courts.

The Andheri sports complex is being constructed over an area of 12 acres at the Veera Desai Road. The complex will have a single ground of 160 metres in diameter and can be used for playing cricket as well as football. The complex will also have a one-kilometre long synthetic jogging and cycling tracks.

The complex will also have a gymnasium with all modern amenities along with dedicated basketball and volleyball courts. Both the complexes are said to have a dedicated childrens play arena.

Once the project is completed, BMC's garden cell will float tenders for its annual maintenance and security. The civic body will also recruit trained experts to coach and guide budding athletes in various sports activities.

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