Jamshedpur, Oct 7: The new 400 metre synthetic track at JRD Tata Sports Complex was inaugurated on Wednesday by Director�General of Sports Authority of India (SAI) Injeti Srinivas in presence of former long-jump�ace Anju Bobby George and Tata Steel MD TV Narendran.
In his speech, Srinivas said sportspersons of national stature are coming up from the region and hoped the new track would help them improve their skills.�The track, constructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore, has been made up of a material called �polyurethene�. This material is being used for the first time at the sports complex.
Narendran while addressing the audience said, �Sports have always been an important part of Tata Steel and we have some of eminent sports persons working with us. The main motive behind the relaying of synthetic track is to make sporting facilities world class so that we can host National and International events in the future�.
It may be noted that the track has been laid down by coordination of two companies Advanced Development Sports of Delhi and STI Group of Malayasia. The new track has been constructed in 3 layers to provide tensile strength to the track and enable it to last for many years.
The materials used for the track have been imported from several countries-glue from USA, ABR rubber & EPDM from Germany and PU from Portugal. At the event a large number of officials from Tata Steel, Sports authorities and athletes were present.
On the occasion several cultural performances were put up by the school children.
Also present at the event were TWU president R. Ravi Prasad, Head Sports Charles Boromeo, Farzan Heerje and others.