Indian Railways on Saturday launched a special train for cricket fans traveling from New Delhi to Ahmedabad to attend the Cricket World Cup 2023 final. The move has brought relief to fans who were struggling with high airfares ranging from Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000.
The much awaited match between India and Australia It is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 19 at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium. The special train offers seats at much lower prices than air fares, with sleeper seats priced at Rs 620 and first AC seats priced at Rs 3490.
3AC Economy and 3AC seats are priced at Rs 1525 and Rs 1665 respectively. The train will leave Delhi in the evening and reach Ahmedabad the next morning. After the match, it will leave for Delhi from Ahmedabad at 2:30 pm.
Apart from the train from Delhi, three similar trains are also running between Mumbai and Ahmedabad to accommodate the excitement of the cricket event.
As excitement grows India-Former cricketers are sharing their information on the possible winner in the Australia match. Former captain Sourav Ganguly stressed the importance of maintaining India’s impressive tournament form, saying, “If India continue to play the way they have done so far in the tournament, they will be difficult to stop.” By Financial Express.
Adding to the anticipation, ex-Australian player Michael Bevan considers India as “clear favourites”, but acknowledges Australia’s ability to achieve victory while stressing the need to improve their batting. Bevan also believes that the toss will play a vital role, with the winning team opting to bat first in this high-risk encounter.
In another recent development, it has been revealed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to attend the finals of this prestigious event as the guest of honour. The Prime Minister, a cricket fan, was one of the first to congratulate Team India after their spectacular and one-sided win against the Kiwis that sealed their place in the ODI World Cup final for the fourth time in history.