Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday issued orders to transfer two acres of land at Chinagadili area in Vizag city to badminton star P.V Sindhu to set up a badminton academy and sports school.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy had promised Sindhu the land when she won the World Championship in 2019. Initially, around five acres of land was expected to be allotted for the badminton academy but only two acres have been allocated.

The Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP) has verified Sindhu's application and said she was in the process of registering the trust. The shuttler has also assured that a detailed project report (DPR) will be submitted soon.

Sindhu said the Academy will be constructed in two phases at an expense of Rs. 5 crores in each phase. She assured that she will abide by all the rules and the land will only be used for the development of the Badminton Academy and Sports School.

After careful examination of the proposals, the state government has issued orders for alienation of land to the ace shuttler and also listed some norms, including registration of PV Sindhu Badminton Academy and Sports School and submission of by-laws and DPR to the Youth Services and Sports Department; maintaining separate access from the main road without disturbing other existing institutes; and ensuring that the land is put to use only for the stated purpose.

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