Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar International Sports Stadium, is a multipurpose stadium situated to the south of Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. This stadium is a part of a multi crore project for a sports complex.
Jai Bhim Stadium
|Owner||Government of Uttar Pradesh|
|Construction cost||₹16,767,878 (US$210,000)|
Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar International Sports Stadium is one of the selected stadiums in Uttar Pradesh with a multi-purpose hall and an swimming pool. Other facilities offered allow people to play: Football, athletics, volleyball, hockey, basketball, badminton, cricket, handball, table tennis, taekwondo and wrestling.
The Lokayukta office has received a complaint from Bhanu Pratap Singh of Ayodhya - who has accused the minister of corruption in the construction the stadium. According to the complainant, the sports minister had a nexus with former sports director Hari Om and former project manager R.D. Prasad, and had deliberately delayed the construction of the ₹ 86 crore Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Stadium paving the way for an escalation of costs to ₹ 150 crore.
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