Kerala's first purpose-built International Cricket Stadium is being built at Karyavattom, a northern suburb of Trivandrum. A state-of-the-art 50,000 seat stadium, it will confirm to international standards for both cricket (ICC specifications) and football (FIFA specifications).
In addition to the stadium, the 35 acre complex will also include up to 100,000 sq.ft. of modern retail, a convention center, a sports club and sporting complex and guest suites. This will be a first for any sporting complex in India and this project is also the first of its kind to be built on a Public Private Partnership in India, with IL&FS being the developer.
6-lane approach road from the old National Highway
Gantry crane being erected for pre-cast concrete construction. This will help speed up the development of the stadium which is aiming for a December 2013 deadline.
Concrete batching plant up and running
Foundations under construction
Technopark Phase I seen in the background - A 50,000 seat international stadium and a 50,000 seat business park in the same frame, now that's rare!
Images Courtesy: IL&FS, SSC Trivandrum and its forumers Vjfile and Viveks