Shillong Dec 19: The Meghalaya government will upgrade an existing JN Stadium at Polo in a phase manner starting with the proposal of providing access for people with disabilities to the stadium.
Sports Minister, Banteidor Lyngdoh who inspected the stadium, said that the government has to make the stadium accessible for people with disabilities and have parking space in line with the ruling of the Supreme Court.
He said that Rs 97 lakh would be earmarked for the construction of ramps, parking, staircase, proper toilet facilities and works should complete before August, 2019.
The Minister also stressed that the JAN stadium should have the facilities so that hosting of major events would not cause any problem.
He also called for maintaining cleanliness in areas inside and outside the stadium.
He said that the stadium being looked after by the State Sports Council has around 50 staff, but there was no specific people assigned for cleaning of toilets in the stadium.