Bhubaneswar:14/12/22: Ahead of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup, the State Government has decided that spectators having match tickets will be allowed to travel in ‘Mo Bus’ buses in the host cities Bhubaneswar and Rourkela free-of-cost during the particular match day.While ‘Mo Bus’ service will commence in Rourkela from January, the same is being augmented in capital city.
The organising committee of the international sporting event co-chaired by Chief Secretary of Odisha Suresh Chandra Mohapatra, President Hockey India Dilip Tirkey and Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) reviewed the preparations of different state Departments and districts for the successful conduct of the Hockey World Cup, yesterday.
At the core of the discussion were Stadium readiness, connectivity, hospitality, community outreach, safety and security, traffic and crowd management, World Cup celebrations and city festivals, hospitality and medical arrangements amongst others.
It was informed that the Department of Sports and Youth Services has allocated a budget of Rs 75 crore during the FY 2022-23 for the Hockey World Cup.
FIH has already certified the four turfs; two at Kalinga Hockey Stadium that were recently re-laid and the two new turfs (main and practice) laid at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium. The lighting systems have also been operational in both stadiums with certification.