Published On : Wed, Jul 6th, 2016

Is Yeshwant Stadium being demolished for a grand multi-storied building?

Yeshwant Stadium

Yeshwant Stadium (File Pic)

Is the all-important Yeshwant Stadium in Nagpur being demolished for construction of a multi-storied, all-purpose building in its place? The Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday reportedly directed the concerned officials to prepare a ‘master plan’ for erecting a grand building at Yeshwant Stadium and its premises. The directives gave credence to the fact that the Stadium could be demolished to pave the way for the new building.

Currently the Yeshwant Stadium, Patwardhan Ground and vacant area are spread in 13 acres of land. The place belongs to Nazul and the shops situated at the Stadium are allotted on lease. The lease period of many of the shops has ended. No renewal was done either. Recently, the District Administration has a sent a report regarding the shops and their lease period.

Subsequently, the process to take back the lease-ended premises was started by the Government. In the meanwhile, the Chief Minister directed the concerned officials to prepare a ‘master plan’ for development of the entire 13-acre land, it is learnt.

Similarly, Fadnavis also directed to prepare a plan for the proposed Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak to be built at Patwardhan Ground. The construction of Smarak and development of Yeshwant Stadium could go simultaneously, sources said.

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