Hubli Express News
Hubballi: Former chief minister Jagadish Shettar wrote a letter to Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh requesting him to take the necessary action to construct a multipurpose indoor stadium on the vacant land belonging to his ministry located in the city.
Shettar in the letter said that the defence department has vacant land bearing Sy number 72, 9.4 acres, and Sy numbers 67, 70 A, and 7 f, measuring 7.7 acres in the city, which has been lying unused for decades, and there is also a threat that the land may get encroached upon by land sharks. Hence, the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation had suggested that the land belonging to the defence ministry could be used to build a multi-purpose indoor stadium that would help sportspersons and boost sporting activities in the city.
Shettar requested the minister to take steps to build a multipurpose indoor stadium on this land, which may either be maintained by the government of India or HDMC.