The city of Belgaum is known for its cool temperature and also for its laid back attitude of the government in executing projects identified years ago.
Today TOI has published that the Indoor stadium which was planned to be built at the open space near Dharmanath Circle will now be built at Vaccine Depot on a 7 acre plot with a cost of Rs.16.5 crores.
The stadium will have indoor games, including basketball, volleyball, shuttle badminton and table tennis courts with some other facilities. It is also learnt that the Laser tek park which was planned has also been shifted to Vaccine Depot which was also a part of the indoor stadium which was planned in August 2010. EOI’s were called for in August 2010 as per the records we could found, but nothing has changed after that and only the venue keeps on changing, which eventually means all the planning has to be redone according to the new site.
In a months time the tender for the same would be floated, sources said. The Vaccine depot site was visited by the sports minister on his last visit to the city and then it was decided that the stadium would be built here.
At this moment we are not clear as to the exact location of this stadium inside the vaccine depot.
The vaccine depot which is waiting for its overhaul with a heritage park plan for over two years now, not even and inch has moved with respect to the Heritage park. However the work on the Grameen Jeevan park as a part of the heritage park is under way. A glass house worth Rs.25 crore was also planned a couple of years back but nothing has happened even after foundation stones being laid twice.