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Bhubaneswar gears up to host Hockey Men’s World Cup

Bhubaneswar, June 5: Preparations are in full swing ahead of the much anticipated Hockey Men’s World Cup, to be played from November 28 to 16 December at the iconic Kalinga Stadium here.

The Odisha government and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have been chalking out massive plans to give a facelift to the host city and several measures are being taken to improve the infrastructure, transportation and ambience for the biggest competition.

After the successful organisation of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final in 2017, the city will be hosting the prestigious World Cup.

“We are taking several measures to ensure that the World Cup is a grand success. The city of Bhubaneswar is going through a massive overhaul which will make it a favourable destination for all hockey enthusiasts from across the globe,” said Sports secretary Vishal Dev.

“Through the collaboration between Bhubaneswar Development Authority, Odisha Tourism and multiple other state departments, we are working towards elevating the holistic experience for the visiting fans and the people of Odisha. We want the fans to walk away having witnessed top quality hockey action intertwined with the rich cultural heritage that Odisha offers”, he added. IANS