HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation proposes to give playgrounds to schools and educational institutions on hire basis to give fillip to development of sports in the city.
The corporation has 521 playgrounds, 379 of them big and 142 small, in Greater Hyderabad. Sporting activities are taking place there from 6 am to 9 am and from 4 pm to 7 pm daily. At big stadiums the timings have been increased from 5 am to 11 am.
GHMC plans to allow schools to utilise these playgrounds from 10 am to 3 pm by collecting hire charges. The money so collected will be spent on sports activities.
Private schools and educational institutions have been asked to enrol their names for the purpose before January 3, GHMC special officer B Janardhan Reddy has said.
Hire charges and other details can be obtained from www.ghmc.gov.in. At present, GHMC is charging around Rs3,000 per day for a 1,000 square yard area from 10 am to 3 pm. It is planning to give give playgrounds to schools on three-year lease or hire.
The commissioner has instructed the sports wing to form a committee with school associations’ representatives for taking up sports activities.