Renovated swimming pool inaugurated at Kalinga Stadium

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera dedicated the renovated swimming pool complex at Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday. Behera inaugurated the swimming pool in the presence of R Vineel Krishna, Director & Additional Secretary, Sports & Youth Affairs and other officials of the concerned department.

The swimming pool, which has been designed on FINA (Fédération internationale de natation – in English – International Swimming Federation) standard, has been constructed at a cost of Rs 5 crore.

Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (IDCO) completed the 10-lane and 50mx25mx2m pool in a record time of less than 5 months.

According to sources at Sports Department, apart from the inauguration of the new pool, the construction of a FINA standard kids’ pool (25mx12mx2m) has also been taken up and will be completed soon.

Renovated swimming pool inaugurated at Kalinga Stadium

It is worthwhile to mention here that the pool was kept out of reach of the public from September last year as it was demolished to make room for a new gallery ahead of the hockey world cup in November.

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