The Goa authorities has already spent Rs 439 crores on elevating infrastructure for the proposed 36th Nationwide Video games, state sports activities Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar has mentioned, including that a date for internet hosting the occasion — which has been postponed on a variety of events up to now — has not but been finalised.
“The state authorities has spent an quantity of Rs 439 crore on creation of infrastructure, as of date,” Ajgaonkar informed the Goa legislative meeting in a written reply tabled on Friday. He additionally mentioned that Rs 97.80 crores had already been sanctioned and launched by the central authorities for creation of infrastructure and one other instalment of Rs 69.85 crores was additionally anticipated from the Centre.
To a different query by Opposition MLA Vinoda Palienkar, about when the Video games had been prone to be held in Goa, Ajgaonkar mentioned that the occasion had been postponed on account of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“The state authorities shall be holding a consultative train with stakeholders to determine an appropriate interval for internet hosting the Nationwide Video games,” he additionally mentioned.
Delay in finishing the requisite infrastructure in Goa has been one of many causes behind the delay in internet hosting the Video games, the final version of which was held in Jharkhand in 2011.
The Video games had been initially scheduled to be held in Goa in November 2016. They had been later scheduled to start from October 20 final 12 months, however had been postponed once more following the coronavirus outbreak.