Ahmedabad city's development authority invited consultants to assess venues and infrastructure to host the Olympic Games.
Though there is no slot in sight for at least 15 years to host the Olympics, the capital city of Gujarat is trying to make itself ready when the opportunity arrives.
After Tokyo, host cities have already been lined up for the next three Olympics, with Paris in 2024, Los Angeles in 2028 and Brisbane is set to be announced as host of the 2032 Games.
Ahmedabad is rapidly developing its sports infrastructure. The city's 1.13-lakh capacity Narendra Modi Stadium is part of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave spread over 215 acres.
In February this year, President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Narendra Modi Stadium. It is the world's largest cricket venue, and officials unveiled plans to build a vast sports complex to create potential to host the Olympics.
The estimated cost of the enclave is Rs 4,600 crore, while the entire project, including hospitality and entertainment, may cost up to Rs 10,000 crore.
"Technically sound and experienced consulting engineering firms for appointment of technical assistance consultant/ agency for assessment of sports and non sports venues and city infrastructure for hosting the Olympic Games," said a newspaper advertisement issued by Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA).
"With the aim of making Ahmedabad an international sports destination that can host events like Olympics, Asiad and Commonwealth Games, the consultants will be asked to identify infrastructural gaps, requirements for international sports events and a way forward," AUDA chairman and Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar told The Indian Express.
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