Rs 16 crore for renovation of Green Park stadium

Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 20:29 PM IST

Kanpur: The renovation plans for the city`s Green Park Stadium got a boost with the state government sanctioning 16 crore rupees for the purpose.

The government has already released Rs 10 crore and work has started for the refurbishment of the cricket stadium.

"The work of modernisation of the stadium is going at full swing and soon the remaining six crore rupees will be given to the authorities," new Kanpur District Magistrate Hari Om told reporters here.

Before taking over as the DM, Hari Om was posted as Director in Sports Directorate in Lucknow.

"I myself will oversee progress work. Hopefully we will get t o see international matches at this ground in near future," Om said.