Mumbai still soaking in World Cup win

April 3rd, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Security forces retreated to their bunkers, shops and establishments opened to brisk weekend business as Mumbaikars resumed their daily course of life Sunday after a wild, unforgettable night of celebration.

India lifted the World Cup after a historic win against Sri lanka at Wankhede Stadium in south Mumbai Saturday night.

All security measures, barring in some pockets, were withdrawn from south Mumbai. The forces went back to their respective camps and the city became alive with Sunday outings, holiday crowds and tourists.

After nearly a week of tight security in south Mumbai, even the police took it easy as the World Cup final ended without a single untoward incident.

Even the suburbs returned to their usual active self. People were seen out on the roads, going about their routine chores with happiness written on their faces.

The crowds prepared to throng shopping malls, cinemas and multiplexes, which had been witnessing poor turnout during the past couple of days, barring those where giant screens had been put up for the India-Sri lanka final telecast.

People were also seen jogging on Marine Drive, Chowpatty, Five Gardens, Juhu Beach, Bandra Bandstand and queues were forming for the boat trip to Elephanta Islands and Mumbai Harbour joy rides.

However, the backbone of Mumbai’s night life — pubs and clubs, are expected to come alive only later in the evening after having worked practically till Sunday dawn today.

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