Much Ado About the Municipal Stadium

Published: 11th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2014 08:53 AM   |  A+A-


ALUVA: The Aluva Municipal Council’s proposal to renovate the existing Municipal Stadium is becoming a much debated topic in Aluva. The new stadium is proposed to be reconstructed by demolishing the Magistrate Court and Police Station.

The opposition party leaders in Aluva Municipality said that instead of reconstructing the existing stadium, a new stadium can be constructed in another place. “Around eight acres of land of the PWD is lying vacant near the stadium where a new stadium can be constructed. For renovating the existing stadium, the building of the Magistrate Court and Police Station will have to be demolished. The path to Aluva Sub Jail would be become narrow and bigger vehicles cannot enter the jail compound. We will oppose such a move. There is some vested interest behind the proposal,” P M Shaheer, Aluva area secretary of CPM said.

 However, M T Jacob, Aluva Municipal chairman, said that at the existing stadium, only 9s football matches can be played but if  renovated, the ground would match international standard and encourage local talent. “Several players from Aluva have represented Kerala team. The demand for a new stadium is baseless. The court, police station and treasury can be shifted to a building of the PWD,” he said.

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