An “Olympic standard” indoor shooting range will come up in Mohali by March 2020, Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi said here Tuesday.
The two-storey range will have 80 targets and will also be equipped with electronic scoreboard.
“The state-of-the-art 10 meter indoor shooting range which will be set up by the state government will be ready by March 2020. It will cost Rs 8.18 crore,” said Sodhi after laying the foundation stone of the range.
“Punjab government is undertaking wholehearted efforts to uplift sporting standards in the state. Apart from a sports university at Patiala, sports infrastructure is being strengthened. A shooting range at Mohali is already functioning whereas the new range will be of Olympic standards,” said Sodhi.
He further said that work on setting sports infrastructure projects like hockey astroturf, athletics track worth Rs 100 crore was already underway in the state.