Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway general manager Vidya Bhushan inaugurated a series of sports facilities at Railway Indoor Stadium and also inaugurated Cricket Academy at Railway Cricket Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Friday in presence of additional general manager Sudhir Kumar.

Vidya Bhushan inaugurated the two storied gymnasium, facilities for table tennis, handball, basketball and kabaddi at Railway Indoor Stadium. Also a clay court for lawn tennis was also inaugurated by the general manager adjacent to indoor stadium. Later, general manager also inaugurated the Cricket Academy at Railway Cricket Stadium at Bhubaneswar.

In order to promote the sports, railway indoor sports complex of East Coast Railway Sports Association (ECoRSA) have been built and now this has been upgraded with many facilities. This sports complex has facilities for badminton, table tennis, volley ball, table tennis, basket ball, handball, kabaddi, carom & chess including lawn tennis, yoga and gymnasium. Several national sports events have also been hosted at the Railway Indoor Stadium.

Apart from this, the Cricket Academy will help to promote the railway employees, their wards and local youths about the sportive spirit and to expose their inherent talents on sports and to develop their skills. It is also open for public on payment basis for sports activities.

Among others Gautam Dutta, president, ECoRSA and Ashoka Ku. Mishra, general secretary, ECoRSA were present on the occasion.