February 25, 2024

A contract worth Rs 8cr has been awarded to the company building Russia’s Sochi and London Olympic Villages as well as the Narendra Modi Stadium.

The state government has started preparations to strengthen Ahmedabad’s bid to host the 2036 Olympic Games. Auda has entrusted Populus Company with the task of preparing the master plan for organizing the Olympic Games. The company designed the stadium for the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia in 2014 and the Summer Olympic Stadium in London’s Wembley in 2012. Besides, Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad was also prepared by the same company.

However, Populus Company will prepare a plan for various arrangements including setting up sports complexes at various places in Ahmedabad and bidding will be done based on that. A total of six companies submitted tenders, with one being disqualified and Populus being awarded the contract due to its previous experience in building the Olympic Stadium in a contest of five.

According to the information, whether there is enough infrastructure for the traditional 25 to 30 sports played in the Olympic Games and the five traditional sports of Gujarat, and what needs to be done, how many sports complexes to prepare, the Populus company will make a plan. A plan will be prepared in 6 months regarding the arrangements.

Apart from that, all the Olympics games will be held in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. While the coast of Saurashtra has been chosen for the Sea Games. The land near Bhat has been earmarked for the Olympic Village. The opening and closing ceremonies will be held at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

Innovation: Populus designed the fist stadium for the Olympic Park as part of the Winter Games master plan. The seating capacity of which can also be increased or decreased by design.

Impact: Russia won the 2014 Winter Olympics. Russia’s credit emerged as a good host and transformed the Sochi coastline as well. Today it is a tourist destination.

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