Howrah indoor stadium up for a complete makeover

6 March 2017

For years, the giant-sized indoor sports stadium at Dumurjala stood like a haunted mansion on Drainage Canal Road , just 1.5 kilometres from state secretariat Nabanna. Besides, the stadium complex will have training facilities in various indoor games, including volleyball and basketball.It will be used only for sports and training sportspersons. Work has already begun on the stadium and it will be completely re-structured to suit international indoor sports requirements.

The stadium, built in the 1980s by the stands on the margin of Dumurjala -acres of green dotted with sports clubs -was originally planned for indoor sports activities. The stadium would be brought back to life as part of the `sports city' project that chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced a year ago. The latter started using it for commercial needs and let it out for reality shows on TV .Howrah mayor Rathin Chakraborty said, "After the state declared Dumurjala a `sports city', I proposed to the CM the indoor stadium should be developed into an indoor sports complex that could be even better than Netaji Indoor.