ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Final: The Indian Railways has unveiled plans to operate special trains from Delhi and Mumbai to facilitate travel for spectators attending the ICC World Cup 2023 final in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The scheduled departure for one train from Delhi and three from Mumbai is Saturday evening, with an anticipated arrival in Ahmedabad on Sunday morning.
Post-match, the trains are set to depart from Ahmedabad at around 2:30 am on Monday. This initiative aims to provide relief to cricket enthusiasts facing exorbitant airfares, offering seats at reasonable prices ranging from ₹620 for a sleeper seat to ₹3,490 for a first AC seat. The 3AC economy and 3AC seats are priced at ₹1,525 and ₹1,665, respectively.
Reservations for these special trains opened on Saturday and can be secured through the IRCTC website at www.irctc.co.in.
For details on trains to and from Mumbai:
- Train no 01153 CSMT – Ahmedabad Special Express departs CSMT at 10:30 pm on Saturday and arrives in Ahmedabad at 06:40 am the next day.
- Train no 01154 Ahmedabad – CSMT Special Express leaves Ahmedabad at 1:45 am on Monday, reaching CSMT at 10:35 am the same day.
The Mumbai trains will make stops at CSMT, Dadar, Thane, Vasai Road, Surat, Vadodara, and finally, Ahmedabad.
The much-anticipated final clash between cricketing powerhouses India and Australia is scheduled for Sunday at Gujarat’s iconic Narendra Modi Stadium. This echoes the 2003 World Cup final, where Australia emerged victorious in a one-sided contest.
In the semi-finals on Wednesday, Team India displayed an all-around performance, defeating New Zealand by 70 runs.