The laying of synthetic hockey turf at the hockey field in the Chamundi Vihar Stadium in city is nearing completion.

Bundles of polypropylene playing surface from Shanghai, China, along with other materials required were bought for the purpose.

The cost of the turf is reported to be around Rs. 1.1 crore and the expenditure for laying it is expected to reach Rs. 1.8 crore. A Delhi-based contractor has been hired to execute the project with the help of experts from China.

The turf is being laid on a land which belongs to the Department of Youth Services and Sports (DYSS) here and Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) is overseeing the project.

It is learnt that MUDA had engaged a private consultant from Pune to verify the quality of the turf before laying it.

Apart from laying the turf, drainage facilities are being provided and chain-link fencing are being put to protect the facility.

A sump and a pump house are also constructed to supply water to the synthetic turf which is being developed on par with international standards.

DYSS Assistant Director K. Suresh speaking to Star of Mysore said that the turf is being laid with the help of experts from China and with assistance from workers from Delhi.

He further said that the turf laying work would be completed in a couple of days.

He also added that the All India Women’s Invitational Hockey tournament would be held on the newly laid synthetic turf during Dasara sports events.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore