Ahmedabad. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australia’s PM Anthony Albanese, Deputy PM Richard Marles are going to arrive to watch the World Cup cricket final to be played between India and Australia on Sunday. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel held a high-level meeting in Gandhinagar on Friday to monitor the security and other arrangements for the match to be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera. Patel reviewed security and other arrangements with senior officials. Cricket fans from India, Australia and across the world are preparing to reach the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad to watch the India vs Australia final of the ICC World Cup 2023 on Sunday.
Due to the unprecedented crowd in Ahmedabad city due to the festive season and the World Cup final match, air fares and hotel fares for the city are skyrocketing. Air tickets for flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Ahmedabad are usually available for Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 even if booked at the last minute. Whereas according to online travel portals, from November 18 to 20, these airfares have increased by 300 percent to Rs 43,000 and Rs 31,000 respectively. Airfare from other cities has also increased by at least 150-200 percent as compared to normal days. According to BCCI, Aditya Gadhvi will be seen performing during the drinks break of the first innings. After the end of the first inning, music director Pritam Chakraborty, Jonita Gandhi, Nakash Aziz, Amit Mishra, Akasa Singh and Tushar Joshi will perform during the half-hour break.
PM Narendra Modi is expected to watch the World Cup final match in the stadium. Apart from this, sports legends, business tycoons, Bollywood celebrities and musicians are expected to arrive in the city and the final match will be star-studded. According to media reports, Chief Ministers of 8 states can also come to watch this final match between India and Australia. Official websites of the city’s hotels along with travel aggregators show that the highest fare for a base category room is almost 29 times the peak season average daily rate of Rs 7,500 per night in Ahmedabad. Sources said that the base category hotel rooms which are priced between Rs 6,500-12,500 plus taxes for five-star hotels are being priced between Rs 25,000-2 lakh plus taxes this weekend.
HRA Gujarat President Narendra Somani said cricket team members, officials from the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the International Cricket Council, media persons, team sponsors, corporate bigwigs, VVIPs, celebrities as well as cricket fans from across the world are expected to reach Ahmedabad. Is. Due to this, there has been a huge increase in the demand not only for five star hotels but also for other three star and four star hotels here. Sources said the movement of charter flights at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is expected to increase to 100 in the next two days. This is in addition to the approximately 250-300 scheduled aircraft movements operated by the city airport.