Thane Municipal Company had promised to supply world-class sports activities amenities to nurture extra international-level sportspersons. However, its fresh transfer to extend fees for the use of sports activities amenities in playgrounds and stadiums has irked sportspersons.

The ones in sports activities mentioned this may simplest deter them from the use of amenities. TMC has proposed to extend via 15% per month and annual charges to make use of its sports activities amenities reminiscent of playgrounds, pitches, stadiums, golf equipment and different sports activities apparatus. The brand new charges, if authorized via the overall frame, can be appropriate to all houses reminiscent of Dadoji Konddev Stadium, Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad stadium, Shree Sharadchandraji Pawar mini sports activities advanced, Shahid Hemant Karkare mini sports activities advanced and Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar mini sports activities advanced.

The civic frame has larger the charges for the use of pitches at Dadoji Konddev Stadium for apply — it used to price ₹30,000 for one batch which has been larger to ₹80,000 a batch.

An officer from sports activities division mentioned, “We now have larger fees via 15% charges to make use of our sports activities amenities around the town. Aside from cricket, fees have larger to different sports activities reminiscent of badminton, desk tennis, billiards, bridge, chess, squash and carom amongst others. There was once an enormous other between bills earned and incurred at the sports activities amenities. We spent a lot more on its repairs than the earnings. So, we determined to extend the charges.”

The proposed charges can be tabled within the basic frame assembly to be held subsequent week. The officer added, “We had finalised the fees in 2015, then again there was once no build up. Remaining 12 months, we spent ₹3.five crore to renovate Dadoji Konddev Stadium as in line with the Mumbai Cricket Affiliation Usual, thus it’s also vital to take care of the usual. Many industrial, instructional, cultural and social organisations hire the sports activities amenities and the brand new charges can be appropriate after the overall frame approves them.”

Spotspersons mentioned the rise is greater than 15% as the real figures within the proposal display an build up of 30 to 40% within the fees. The sports activities school has claimed that the exorbitant build up in fees is probably not reasonably priced for many coaches or institutes. “The associated fee for the pitch is ₹80,000 for simply 20 gamers at a time. The hikes charges will result in extra loss than benefit for TMC as no longer many can have enough money them. Even though TMC claims that Dadoji Konddev flooring will host Ranji fits, there’s no signal from the MCA. Additionally, as TMC has simplest renovated Dadoji Konddev Stadium, there was once no want to build up fees of the entire sports activities complexes.”



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