Sunday, January 31, 2010

Karni Singh shooting venue for CWG Inaugurated

The second Commonwealth Games venue Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range was inaugurated on Sunday. The venue has been upgraded and renovated with an investment of Rs 150 crore in 13 months.

All the existing structures were demolished and new ranges with state-of-the-art technology were constructed. The earlier separate ranges for trap and skeet were converted into new composite ranges for trap and skeet with state-of-the-art scoring equipment. Before the Games in October, the Commonwealth Shooting Championship will be held at these ranges from February 17-28.

The renovated range spread over 72 acres in the backdrop of Adilabad Fort will have centrally air-conditioned indoor shooting range with 80 shooting points and a seating capacity of 500.