No.AIRF/214 Dated: July 2, 2017
The Chairman and CEO,
Sub: Proposed entrustment of Sport Complexes/Stadiums and Indoor Stadiums located in the heartland of the cities of 15 Zonal Railways and Production Units – Reg.
Ref.: Railway Board’s letters No.2019/LMB-I/4/2 dated 18.05.2021 and 29.06.2021
Kindly call for AIRF’s communication dated 3rd June, 2021 on the above subject matter. The issues raised in our aforesaid letter have not been given due cognizance while replying to this federation vide Railway Board’s letter supra dated 29.06.2021.
We fail to understand, as to what has necessitated handing over of Sport Complexes/Stadiums and Indoor Stadiums, located in the heartland of the cities of 15 Zonal Railways and Production Units, to RLDA for techno-economic feasibility study for commercial development, whereas, the same are being properly utilized and helping a lot in development of the Sportspersons in the Indian Railways. Not only this, but also Railway Employees and their family members residing nearby are making use of these Stadiums/Sport Complexes and Indoor Stadiums for their physical fitness in different manners. Apart from this, most of these Stadiums/Sports Complexes are located in the heartland of the cities with precious land cost.
Railway Board’s reply does not satisfy our apprehensions, as such, a Joint Meeting may be convened to discuss the issue with your goodself before taking any further action in the matter.
This may please be treated as “Most Urgent” as deep sense of frustration and resentment is brewing among the Railwaymen of those areas where these Stadiums/Sport Complexes and Indoor Stadiums, proposed to be handed over to RLDA for commercial utilization, are located.