Ahead of the 2023 Cricket World Cup closing scheduled for Sunday (19 November), resort costs in Ahmedabad have skyrocketed to over Rs 2 lakh for the night time of the match.
India are set to lock horns in opposition to Australia within the World Cup closing at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday.
According to information company PTI, the costs for some five-star resorts together with Hyatt Regency and ITC Narmada have soared past Rs 2lakh on match night time.
“There is enthusiasm for the World Cup final not only in India, but people from abroad including places like Dubai, Australia, and South Africa want to come to watch the match,” Narendra Somani, the president of Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of Gujarat informed PTI.
“There are 5,000 rooms in three-star and five-star hotels in Ahmedabad, while the number for entire Gujarat is 10,000. The capacity of the Narendra Modi Stadium is over 1.20 lakh people and we expect that 30,000 to 40,000 people will come from outside to watch the match,” he added.
Apart from this, even the charges of non-star resorts have elevated upto seven instances. For instance, Hotel Crown, whose charges are often Rs 3000 to Rs 4000 per night time elevated their charges to Rs 20,000 per night time.
It’s not simply the resort charges which have soared. Exorbitant flight charges have additionally brought on concern among the many public. Flight charges have elevated by 200-300 per cent for spherical journeys to Ahmedabad.
“Due to high demand for Ahmedabad, airfares for flights to the city from almost all places have risen three to five times. Cricket fans are ready to pay the high prices to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and witness India play the finals in their home country. The demand for hotels and tickets is on the rise,” Manubhai Pancholi was quoted as saying by PTI.
According to a report in The Hindu, flight charges from Bengaluru to Ahmedabad have gone upto Rs 84,000. Meanwhile, flights from Delhi to Ahmedabad will price Rs 15,000.
Flights from Pune to Ahmedabad have additionally witnessed rising air fares. According to Times of India, a one-way direct flight from Pune to Ahmedabad are costing greater than Rs 20,000 whereas one-stop flight fares begin from Rs 17,000.
India final gained the World Cup in 2011, when the nation final hosted the event. The Men in Blue are undefeated within the event with 10 wins in as many video games, however face an Australia facet who’re on an eight-match profitable run after dropping the primary two video games.