Ahmedabad Pushes For Olympic Games Bid: City Development Authority Invites Proposals From Consultants To Assess Sports Infra
Ahmedabad Pushes For Olympic Games Bid: City Development Authority Invites Proposals From Consultants To Assess Sports InfraNarendra Modi stadium at Motera, Ahmedabad

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.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber