BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Monday estimated an expenditure of `89.5 crore for the upcoming FIH Hockey World League and Men’s World Cup.
This was revealed after Chief Secretary AP Padhi reviewed the progress of preparations for the upcoming FIH Hockey World
League Final-2017 and Men’s World Cup - 2018.
“As per preliminary estimates, around `89.5 crore would be invested for both the events,” Padhi said.
Padhi also directed the Sports Department to do detailing of each of the activities and monitor them.
It was also decided that the sitting capacity of Kalinga Stadium would be increased to 15,000 from the present capacity of 5,000.
International food festivals and open air cultural programmes will be organised during the twin events, Padhi said. A special mascot will be developed for branding of the event in association with Odisha Tourism, he added.