Millions Miss Jobs In Mumbai On The Day India Wins World Cup Finals In South Mumbai

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When the much vaunted Men in Blue made it to the finals, a game to be played on the batting maestro’s home ground, the country roared as one in euphoria. No one would want to work on a day like this, a day always dreamt of, but just out of reach, a day that had come after 28 years. 

The people of Mumbai were obviously not ready miss the chance of seeing their beloved Sachin Tendulkar score his 100th century on his home ground, in a World Cup final. The supposition that cricket aficionados [a term that encompasses 90% of the people of the city] would go to their jobs in Mumbai shows a lack of imagination. 

The companies knew that most of their employees would not like to come to work and the government knew that even if people went to work, they’d definitely take a half-day and return home before game would begin. 

As a result, most of the companies had decided many days before the match to let their employees reach work at seven in the morning, and let them leave some time before the match would being. But this created a headache for the government. 

Most of the people with jobs in Mumbai commute using the local trains or the roads. If all these people left work at the same time to reach home, the roads would experience their usual evening traffic jam in the afternoon! 

Also, the venue for the match, Wankhede stadium, is in South Mumbai. As a large number of people working in South Mumbai commute to work, they would rush out just before the match and try to get out of south Mumbai: just at a time when thousands of people would be entering South Mumbai to see the match. This was seen as a sure-shot recipe for a huge traffic jam. For the same reason, the trains and buses would also be put under a lot of strain. 

In addition to this, thousands of police officers were required for the security of players and celebrities at the venue of the match. The government did not want the police to face a huge traffic jam on the top of their security worries, and decided to declare a public holiday for the on which the match was going to be played. No one had to worry about their jobs in Mumbai while the match was going on, and the bosses were spared a number of inventive leave applications. 

Government’s decision to announce the day as a public holiday has meant a loss of many working hours and although many bosses don’t like it, it is best to give a holiday on major sporting days because no work get done anyway on such days. Many companies in Mumbai scented an opportunity for team building and invited the employees to watch the match together in the company. 

About the Author: 

Shah Jigar is the author for online job portal that offers jobs in India. Nowadays job opportunities have become so vast for jobs in Mumbai. The portal provides jobs in Gujarat to the graduates and professionals. Registration for Job Seekers and Employers at http://www.parttimejobsproindia.com/.

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