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Synthetic hockey turf arrives in city

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Going green:The work of laying the turf would be completed within a month after it commences, says MUDA.— Photo: M.A. Sriram
Going green:The work of laying the turf would be completed within a month after it commences, says MUDA.— Photo: M.A. Sriram

Bundles of green synthetic hockey turf, to be laid at Chamundi Vihar Stadium, arrived here on Saturday.

The materials were of Chinese origin, Commissioner of Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA), C.G. Betsurmath, told The Hindu . MUDA is in charge of executing the project. The cost of the turf is around Rs. 1.1 crore and the expenditure for laying it is expected to touch Rs. 1.8 crore. A Delhi-based contractor has been engaged to execute the project.

The land belongs to the Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) here. H.K. Ramaswamy, zonal officer of the MUDA, who is overseeing the project, said that Rs. 1.1 crore had been spent on preparing the ground to facilitate the laying of the synthetic turf. MUDA had engaged a private consultant from Pune to verify the quality of the product before laying it. Its officials were scheduled to arrive here in a couple of days, he said.

Assistant Director, DYSS, Mysore, K. Suresh said that he had communicated to his higher-ups in Bangalore about the arrival of the turf and requested them to depute experts to inspect the quality of the material before laying it.

The work of laying the turf would be completed within a month after it commences, Mr. Ramaswamy added.


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