Varanasi international cricket stadium will accommodate 30,000 spectators
Varanasi: The international cricket stadium in Varanasi, to be built at a cost of Rs 330 crore, will accommodate nearly 30,000 people at a time, the Uttar Pradesh government said in a press statement.
PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi on Saturday.
The design of the international cricket stadium in Varanasi will depict the "essence of Kashi", the press statement read.
The roof covers will be crescent-shaped, floodlights shaped like a trident, patterns resembling bel leaves, and one of the structures shaped like a 'damru'.
“One place of Shiv Shakti is on the moon, while the other one is here in Kashi,” the Prime Minister remarked, as he congratulated everyone for this momentous feat.
Varanasi's international cricket stadium will be built on Rs 121 crore land.
The spectators' gallery of the stadium will resemble the steps of the ghats of Varanasi.
Situated near the Ring Road in the Rajatalab area, it is likely to be ready by December 2025, the press statement read.
In addition, the PM said that effort is to provide world-level sports facilities to the youth of Kashi. That is why, along with this stadium 400 crore rupees are being spent on Sigra stadium where facilities are being developed for more than 50 sports.