MLA Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao laid foundation for construction of an indoor stadium, to be constructed by VUDA, at Bheemili on Friday.

The stadium is being developed by VUDA in the land allotted by the district administration marking the completion of 150 years of Bheemili municipality.

The work will be executed with a cost of Rs. 2.7 crore in an area of about three acres with a seating capacity of 700. Three badminton courts, volleyball, basket ball and tennis courts, fitness centre, conference hall, two locker rooms and six toilets form part of the stadium.

Laying the foundation, MLA Srinivasa Rao said the facility would provide much-needed sporting opportunities to youth. The MLA asked the VUDA officials to complete the construction within a short time.

Chief Engineer of VUDA I. Viswanatha Rao said the construction would be completed in nine months. Executive Engineer G Kalpana, Deputy Executive Engineers Devi Prasad Patro, Ravichandra Prasad and Municipal Commissioner A. Ram Mohan Rao and others participated.