India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2023: The craze for the upcoming high-voltage clash between India and Pakistan is at an all-time high. One of the reasons behind the extra excitement and anticipation is that the arch-rivals do not compete against each other in bilateral cricket and only face each other in continental and World Cup events.
The much-awaited, India vs Pakistan match is scheduled at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on October 15th.
The excitement regarding upcoming India vs Pakistan game is so high that the travel costs from the host city to the host city are already surging. The flight prices have significantly increased for the day of the high-voltage game at the Narendra Modi Stadium. The price surge is after hotel prices have risen exponentially leading up to the World Cup 2023.
Recently, in an interview with Hindustan Times, Nishant Pitti, the CEO and Co-Founder of EaseMyTrip revealed:
“Ever since the announcement has been made officially, there has been a 5X increase in hotel tariffs for one night. Luxury hotels have been charging as high as ₹50,000 per night. And it’s not just hotels but even flight tickets are soaring,”
“Even if people book three months in advance, airfares are six times more expensive than usual. An economy class Delhi-Ahmedabad ticket in August and September would be around ₹3000. But the same ticket a day before the match, would cost ₹20,000,”
Fans Are Booking Hospital Beds For India Vs Pakistan Clash
Since the prices have skyrocketed, cricket lovers have come up with unique ideas. As per reports, it was learned that the fans have started to book hospital beds instead of their one-two night stay in the city for the India vs Pakistan clash.
Yes, you read that read. Fans have been enquiring about the availability of the hospital beds in the city which would reportedly cost from INR 3000-25000 for a one-two night stay. The charges for hospital beds are comparatively lesser than the rates of hotels, which are charging around INR 50000 per night.
Notably, the hospital beds also have the added advantage of food as well as a medical check-up. Ahmedabad Mirror quotes Dr Paras Shah, Director of Sannidhya Multi Speciality Hospital:
“Since it’s a hospital, they are asking for a full-body check-up and an overnight stay so both of their purposes are fulfilled, saving money on lodging and getting their health check done.”