Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range


Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range

Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range is a shooting range in New Delhi.It was constructed for the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi. It is also a venue for the 2010 Commonwealth Games and for that it underwent rebuilding and all the facilities were enhanced and now the venue boasts of the most enhanced facilities in the world.

In October 2008 the structure of the range was fully demolished and was built under a project a plan costing Rs. 150 crore (U$33.8 m), it was completed in 13 months.[1] Spread over 72 acres (290,000 m2), the Range has been divided into six parts — a 10-metre range, a 25-metre range, a 50-metre range, a final range, trap and skeet range and a new armoury building which were constructed with state-of-the-art technology . The earlier separate ranges for Trap and Skeet were converted into new composite ranges for Trap and Skeet with state-of-the-art scoring equipments.

For the 10-metre shooting range, a centrally air-conditioned indoor facility with complete power back-up was constructed with a capacity of maximum of 500 spectators. Two different grids will be providing electricity to ensure complete power back-up.

The trap and skeet range is an outdoor venue with only the seating area covered; the shooter though has shade on his head. There are 50 firing points for this range.

The rebuilding of the site was followed by massive plantation and beautification would to make the site more attractive. There are also plans for constructing a 200-seated hostel which will be a self-contained facility to help the campers.

It is regarded as one of the world's best shooting range.[2]

Coordinates: 28°29′59″N 77°16′01″E / 28.4997587°N 77.266835°E / 28.4997587; 77.266835


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