Friday, June 18, 2010

Indian Building Congress Award for Thyagraj Stadium

The Thyagraj Sports Complex has been awarded the Indian Building Congress (IBC) Award by Union Minister for Urban Development S Jaipal Reddy.

Last night, Mr Reddy presented the IBC Trophy for Excellence in Built Environment in the sports complex which has been constructed for the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

The trophy was received by Delhi Labour Minister Mangat Ram Singhal and Public Works Department's chief engineer Rakesh Mishra during the day-long IBC annual Conference.

The Thyagaraj Stadium, the only newly-built stadium for the Games, has been constructed at a cost of Rs 297 crore with eco-friendly material.

It has an effluent treatment plant, green energy with gas based turbine power generation of 2.5 Mega Watt capacity, exhaust gases for air-conditioning and grid interactive solar power generation.

Besides, it also has facilities for heat insulation, conservation of water, use of recycled water and collection and use of rain water from ground and roof top.

This is also the first green stadium which will be used for sports activities even after the Games.

It has a competition and training venue for Netball (a competition court and two practice courts), training venue for athletics with synthetic athletic track and medical and physiotherapy centre.

Besides, the Delhi government received the IBC Trophy for Lighting Tower Structure Design for Chhatrasal Stadium.

The renovated Chhatrasal Stadium, a training venue for athletes, has been commissioned with an amount of Rs 70 crore.

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