Railway Sports Complex (RSC), Secunderabad, one of the biggest integrated sports facilities in the country, got a shot in the arm with a new state-of-the-art world-class synthetic astroturf hockey stadium which was inaugurated by Vinod Kumar Yadav, chairman of the Railway Board, on Sunday.

The FIH (Fédération Internationale de Hockey) certified hockey field is designed to host top-level hockey matches in the city, thereby giving a fillip to the game.

The stadium includes a sprinkler system with one lakh litre underground water tank, a gallery to seat 5,000 spectators with tensile roofing among other facilities.

The total field area of the stadium is 6,426 square metres and the project costing Rs 5.80 crore was taken up in October 2018.

The design and execution of the Synthetic Hockey Stadium were undertaken by Great SportsTech, a Hyderabad headquartered sports infra provider.

Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway, BB Singh, Additional General Manager, SCR, JK Jain, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer and president SCR Sports Association, NSR Prasad, Division Railway Manager, Hyderabad, M Raghavaiah, general secretary SCR Employees Sangh, AK Singh, chief electrical engineer, were present.


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