Minister for Public Works M.O.H.F. Shahjahan on Thursday laid the foundation stone for a skating rink at Tagore Arts College, Lawspet.

The rink, estimated to cost around Rs. 56 lakh, will be ready in four months.

A release from the Public Works Department said the 200-metre oval shaped rink for roller skates would be constructed as per standard dimension and specification. The track would be made smooth by laying kota stone flooring and protected by steel grill on the outer edge.

The rink would come up on part of the college ground, the release said.