Tata Housing to build India’s biggest gymnastics centre in Thane
Mumbai, April 6, 2017
Real estate developer Tata Housing today said it would build India's largest gymnastics centre in Thane, near here, in partnership with the Thane Municipal Corporation.
A press release from the company said the 1.2 lakh square foot centre would be developed in a public-private partnership model with the civic body at Pokhran Road No. 2 in the city.
The multi-storeyed facility would include an arena to accommodate all six disciplines of gymnastics, two team rooms with separate areas for players and coaches, a physiotherapy room, a music room, VIP rooms, a jury room, an administration area, a gymnasium, and a yoga room.
It will also be designed to host 300 viewers, complete with parking space, the release said.
Mr. Brotin Banerjee, MD & CEO, Tata Housing, said, “We are honored to associate with the Thane Municipal Corporation to develop India’s largest gymnastics centre. The centre will be designed to international specifications, will provide access to world class training facilities and equipment. We are committed to supporting the state and the nation in its efforts to nurture world class gymnasts, and we believe this facility built exclusively for gymnasts is a step in that direction.”
Ms. Pooja Surve, gymnast, coach and Shiv Chhatrapati awardee, said, “This facility, including flooring and equipment, will be designed as per international standards and serve all six disciplines of gymnastics. Moreover, it will exclusively focus on the sport of gymnastics allowing young and seasoned players to train in an uninterrupted and safe environment. I believe facilities of this kind will encourage younger players to pursue the sport and be trained up to Olympic standards.”
Situated in close proximity to the Upvan Lake, the location is famous for hosting the Sanskruti Arts Festival. It is one of the biggest lakes in Thane and surrounded by Yeoor Hills.