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Match at Wankhede, no place to park

The first World Cup cricket match in Mumbai, which was held at Wankhede stadium between Canada and Kenya on Sunday, did not excite Churchgate residents.

mumbai Updated: Mar 14, 2011 01:37 IST
HT Correspondent

The first World Cup cricket match in Mumbai, which was held at Wankhede stadium between Canada and Kenya on Sunday, did not excite Churchgate residents.

“We have been made prisoners in our own backyard. God help us if India make it to the final. It has been quite inconvenient for us,” said Ashok Rao, president, Federation of Chuchgate Residents.

On Saturday night, most residents went scouting around south Mumbai looking for places to park their cars.

All roads - Marine Drive Road A, B, C, D, E, F and G were cleared out for the match.

The municipal corporation has allotted only one car pass for each flat and has asked residents to use them only if there is an emergency.

“Nobody helped us. We had to get our own car passes and find our own alternative parking,” added Rao.

Wankhede stadium underwent a total revamp in mid-2008 and work got completed just in time to host the World Cup ties, including the April 2 summit clash.