Tribune Information Service

Deepankar Sharda

Chandigarh, June 28

Chandigarh will quickly have two extra all-weather swimming swimming pools underneath the UT Sports activities Division, confirmed sources at this time. The present indoor swimming swimming pools at Sector 27 and Sector 39 will probably be transformed into all-weather amenities —- a proposal which has been accredited on the preliminary degree.

The method to improve these amenities will begin quickly after the involvement of the UT Engineering Division.

At current, there’s just one all-weather pool (in Sector 23) underneath the Sports activities Division, which features all year long. One other all-weather pool, which is underneath the Panjab College authorities, completely caters to skilled and budding swimmers in winter.

Each swimming pools of Sector 27 and Sector 39 are referred to as children’ swimming pools with a depth of two.5 ft on the shallow facet and 4 ft on the deep facet. Their size is 25m. “The proposal has been accredited and these two centres will probably be transformed into all-weather amenities. The technical half, together with insulation pipes, a heating aspect and an electrical plant, will probably be taken care of by the Engineering Division. These two amenities are already getting a very good response from the members.

“After the completion of the improve work, the town may have three all-weather amenities, together with the prevailing one at Sector 23, which can end in much less rush at one centre,” mentioned a senior official.

Nevertheless, the work to improve these centres could take a while. “We’re aiming to finish each initiatives quickly to begin the winter session. Nevertheless, all the pieces relies upon upon the Engineering Division,” added the official, requesting anonymity.

Work at Sector 23 pool but to begin

The Sector 23 all-weather pool, which is closed for repairs, is but to catch officers’ consideration. In the course of the Covid curbs, solely this all-weather pool was open to skilled swimmers. The tender (with a value of about Rs 25 lakh) is but to be floated to begin the repairs. After finishing the preliminary formalities, the Sports activities Division is ready for the Engineering Division to begin the work on the pool.


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