After 7 years, work on much-awaited Ghaziabad International Cricket Stadium likely to begin in Jan 2023

The project was announced in 2015 however, due to several impediments including the shifting of high-tension line from the site, the construction work for the Ghaziabad International Cricket stadium could never begin.

Ghaziabad: Ghaziabad may get the much-awaited International Cricket Stadium soon with the last hurdle in the construction of the stadium getting resolved. The UPCA (Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association) has agreed to bear the cost of shifting the high-tension line from the site where the stadium will come up.

Despite the ‘bhumi Poojan’ for the stadium that will be built at the Raj Nagar extension being done twice, the construction work could never begin due to two primary issues including the high-tension (HT) power line running across the site which needed to be shifted, and issue related to the Floor Area Ratio (FAR).

As per the rules, the authorities can allow a FAR of 0.50 for the construction however, the UPCA has been demanding a FAR of 1.50. However, The FAR issue is expected to be resolved by December of this year and the construction may commence in January 2023.

The cost of shifting the tension line is estimated to be around Rs 15 crore which will be borne by UPCA, the authority responsible for building the facility.

Earlier, the UPCA had requested the government to allot the work for shifting the HT line from the site to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL). The UPPCL had requested for a sanction of more than 14 crores from the UPCA for work.

The new international cricket stadium is expected to be readied in 24 months or 2 years.

The UP government had promised the international cricket stadium in Ghaziabad in 2015 however, with no action to start the work, in January 2022, former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina took to Twitter and sought answers from government officials on when the work for the Ghaziabad international stadium will begin.

Raina was assured that the work will begin soon.


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