Tata Housing, the real estate arm of the Tata group, is setting up the country's largest gymnasium in Thane under a public private partnership, Maharashtra, according to a report in The Times of India.
The project entails an investment of Rs 25 crore and will sprawl over 1.25 lakh sq foot. The gymnastics centre will be a three-storied building and will house facilities including team rooms, a physiotherapy room, a music room, VIP rooms and a jury room, the report said. The facility will be of international standards and will serve all the six disciplines of gymnastics, the report said quoting Pooja Surve, an international gymnast and coach based out of Thane
The six disciplines of gymnastics approved by the International Federation of Gymnastics are artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampolining, tumbling, acrobatic gymnastics and aerobic gymnastics.
"I believe facilities of this kind will encourage younger players to pursue the sport and be trained up to Olympic standards," Surve told the newspaper.