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UP set to get top-notch shooting academy

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

State capital is all set to get a top-notch shooting academy with all the modern facilities.

Sports and told PTI Sunday, "The shooting range of the Municipal Corporation located opposite to the will be converted into a high-excellence shooting academy. This will be a first-of-its-kind shooting academy in the state, and will prove to be quite useful for the shooters in the state."

Chauhan said that the shooting range of the Municipal Corporation was lying idle since 2008.

"The government wants to take over. Process for the takeover has been started, and the file is with the state government," Chauhan said and added that he has informed UP about this.

The added, "We will be making a high-excellence shooting academy. There will be hostels. The shooters of the state have to go to for practice. Those residing in have to daily commute to for practice.

"Once the high-excellence shooting academy is ready, the shooters of the state will get all the modern facilities in their home state. We will arrange for best trainers, and if needed, international coaches will also be called."

The academy is likely to come up on 50 acre land, and will have shooting range for various events such as 10-metre, rifle shooting and trap.

Chauhan said that his endeavour will be to establish the academy as soon as possible.

"The UP government is ready to give all possible help to the sportspersons, and by giving best possible training facilities, good performance from the sportspersons at the international events can be expected," he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 18:05 IST