Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said that the football sports stadium, equipped with FIFA approved state-of-the-art facilities at Ambala Cantonment, will be ready soon at a cost of Rs 115 crore.
Vij reviewed the construction works at the Football Stadium of War Heroes Memorial Stadium, Ambala Cantonment and held a meeting with old and new sports persons related to football. The team from Ambala district, who had just defeated Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, was also present during the meeting and shared their memories with Vij as well.
The sports persons gave their suggestions for the construction of the football stadium which will further enhance the grandeur and beauty of the Football Sports Stadium, he added.
The sportspersons appreciated the Home Minister for providing the football stadium, warm-up swimming pool and other sports facilities with international facilities being built at the War Heroes Stadium. They said that this will give aspiring athletes excellent facilities related to the sports world, while the sportspersons will also work to make Ambala proud. Vij also said that work is being done to establish a good academy here as well.
Vij said that in addition to this, a grand martyr memorial is being built on 22 acres along the Ambala-Delhi road at a cost of more than Rs 220 crores.
He said that he had been demanding the construction of this memorial in the Vidhan Sabha for the last 21 years, from the year 2000. In the previous governments, mere declarations were made to build the martyr’s memorial; dates were announced; however, nothing was done. He said that the present State Government has started the construction work of this memorial as soon as it came to power.