NEC approves floodlights for JN stadium, Shillong
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 16:01
Shillong: The North Eastern Council has approved funding for construction of Rs 5-crore floodlighting system at J N Stadium in Shillong as part of the council's scheme for promoting sporting activities in the region.

"The NEC has sanctioned Rs 5 crore to install floodlighting system and the first installment of Rs 1.8 crore will be released soon," NEC officials said.

The floodlighting system will be an additional boost to football in the state as the government had recently completed laying of artificial turf at the stadium for football.

NEC has expressed its disapproval for getting DPRs very late from Meghalaya government.

While NEC had asked for DPR from the government since 2010, the same was submitted only recently which resulted in late sanctioning of the project, the official said.

"In fact, we got DPR only in December and a clarification on some of the items quoted by January second week," the official said.

Meghalaya which is dominating football scenario in NE, has two astro-turf football pitches, one sponsored by FIFA and the other funded by the state government.


First Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012, 16:01

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