Larsing Ming, the secretary of the Meghalaya Football Association, has hailed the development and believes that Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium should be up for action by October end.
“A month and a half back the state government sanctioned a sum of five lakhs fifty seven thousand for improving the existing infrastructure.
“The government here is very pro-active and they have already laid an artificial turf. The surface of the ground will be raised by about five feet so that it’s on level with the stands,” Ming told Goal.com.
Another artificial turf is being laid over at the Third Ground, Polo under FIFA’s ‘Win India With India’ initiative.
Shillong Lajong aren’t taking any chances in case the Nehru Stadium isn’t ready in time for the I-League kick-off as they have two options in Imphal (Manipur) and Guwahati (Assam).
“We have proposed two options. The AFC are to conduct an inspection at Imphal following which we will be informed whether they are fit to host an I-League match or not,” informed the owner of Shillong Lajong.
This is not it as it is likely that the government will assign another three-to-four crores for installing floodlights at the Nehru Stadium.
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