Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju inaugurated a residential hostel in the premises of the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range. The facility has been created at a cost of Rs 12.26 crores. It will be a 162 bedded air-conditioned hostel with attached washroom facility. There will also be an air-conditioned dining area and facilities for sports-specific diet and a separate recreation area for boys and girls. With the creation of this hostel facility, it will be a major boost for the Indian shooters training at the facility who have previously been staying at accommodation outside the shooting range. The hostel will enable the shooters to now only take a short walk down to their respective rifle, pistol and shotgun ranges.