CHENNAI: Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin made his first speech today in the Assembly as the Sports Minister and was welcomed by the DMK members and other Ministers with rousing applause.
The first Legislative Assembly meeting of 2023 had begun on Jan 9 with the Governor's address.
In today's question session, MLA Selvaraj raised a question regarding the construction of a sports ground in Tirupur.
As soon as the Minister Udayanidhi Stalin rose to answer, DMK members and ministers clapped and cheered him.
He said, "A new district sports complex is being constructed at a cost of Rs. 18 crore in 8 acres of Tirupur Chikkanna Government College. The complex will have an open-air sports hall for spectators along with a gymnasium, a 400-meter athletics track, also a separate filed for football, tennis, handball and basketball".
He added that the construction work for the open field stadium has been carried out by the Public Works Department from November 2021.
Currently, 60 per cent of the work has been completed and by April 2023, the volleyball pitch, spectator seating gallery, 400m track and football field work will be completed.