Good news for cricket enthusiasts in the city: Wankhede Stadium has finally got necessary safety clearance to host World Cup cricket final match, scheduled for April 2.
After a series of inspection, the Mumbai Fire Brigade gave its compliance certificate to the stadium on Tuesday.
A team of three senior fire officials inspected the stadium before giving the compliance certificate to the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
Chief fire officer Uday Tatkare said on Tuesday that three fire officials, who visited the stadium, found that 95% of the fire safety installation work had been completed.
The department had expressed dissatisfaction about the fire safety arrangements in the stadium following its first visit to the stadium on February 9.
"We had problems with the lack of riser system and fire alarms and inadequate ventilation in the basement. We had communicated the same to them. On our subsequent visits, we found things were being worked upon. On Tuesday, we found that a double exhaust system and a double line sprinkler had been installed in the basement. Moreover, the riser system and fire alarms were also in place," said Tatkare.
The Hindustan Times had first reported that the Mumbai Fire Brigade had expressed displeasure over the fire safety system at the newly renovated stadium, which will host three World Cup matches, including the day and night final match on April 2.