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New Delhi, India, 2010/01/28 - Unity Infraprojects Limited, India’s major civil contracting firm has completed the re-modeling of Major Dhyanchand National Stadium in New Delhi in a record time of 18 months. This stadium is the prime center for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010.
Unity Infraprojects had bagged this Rs.147.82 crores contract in October 2007 and completed the work almost six months before the scheduled time. The new stadium prepared for the XIX Commonwealth Games and will also be the proud venue for XII Hockey World Cup to be held from 28 February to 13 March, 2010.
Dr. MS Gill, Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, dedicated the remodeled and reconstructed stadium to the hockey lovers across the globe, at a simple function held here on Sunday, 24 Jan, 2010. Spread over a total area of 37 acres, this state –of- the- art stadium will be one of the best hockey stadiums in the world and will accommodate around 20000 spectators.
Dr. MS Gill, Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports said “The stadium could be completed on time because of the hard work of the Mumbai based civil contracting firm Unity Infraprojects Limited. When I first visited the stadium last year, it was in a mess with construction going on and I wondered whether it could be completed on time. It could be possible because of Unity Infraprojects and more importantly the 2000 people, who came from all over the country, and have worked day and night in this cold, to complete the work in one year,”
Mr. Abhijit Avarsekar, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Unity Infraprojects Limited said, “Our technological capabilities, excellent labour force and timely utilization of resources have made us possible to complete this stadium in record time. We mobilize man and machinery round the clock to complete this project well before time and set a fast track trend of project execution with exemplary professionalism. We will keep up with trend in future as well.”
About the Stadium
The stadium has three synthetic hockey pitches (two conforming to international match standard and the third is a practice pitch). New poly grass turfs have been laid on all the pitches and are fitted with new sprinkler systems. The main field has a capacity to seat about 16,200 spectators and has a floor area of about 17500 sq. mtrs. The second pitch outside the main arena has 900 permanent seats and with a provision of 1600 temporary seats. The two competitive pitches are flood lit with foldable flood light towers (hinged mast lights) which will provide 2200 lux illumination during the competition held in artificial light. This will enable high definition transmission .The mast lights can be raised up to 30 metres and can be brought down to 12 metres after the event. The Stadium has state-of-the-art sound system with required acoustic effects and also two score boards on right and left flanks, overlooking the spectators’ areas. Both the pitches are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities for the players like change rooms, relaxing lounges and a spacious VVIP lounge. The entire stadium is centrally air-conditioned and fitted with lifts and barrier free provisions for athletes and spectators who are physically challenged. There are separate lounges for VIPs, games family and media. The Stadium has got power supply from two grids with a backup based on generator sets and battery uninterrupted power supply to ensure that the power failure never disrupts the games. The stadium has two –tier underground parking facility for 350 cars in addition to open parking area. The entire stadium will be under electronic surveillance through fixed and PTZ cameras connected to central control room, which will have integrated network for connecting various facilities, to meet the operational requirement of various tournaments.
About Unity Infraprojects Ltd
Unity Infraprojects Ltd. (unityinfra.com) provides integrated engineering, procurement and construction services for civil construction and infrastructure sector projects. The company’s project expertise includes transportation engineering, irrigation, water supply, micro tunneling projects and has executed some of the prestigious projects like strengthening of dams, construction of Airport, a large Stadium, flyovers, high rise towers and underground tunnels for railways to name a few.
Unity is the flagship unit of the Mumbai based KK Group of Companies which has interests across a wide spectrum of businesses such as concrete block manufacturing and quarrying, hospitality and organized retailing industries.