Even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) is yet to ascertain the landfall location of cyclone Kyant, nearly 60% of the tickets have already been sold for the match till Wednesday.Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association (VDCA) secretary K Parthasaradi told TOI, "We hope that cyclone Kyant does not hit the city like cyclone Hudhud.The threat of an impending cyclone has not deterred Vizagites from preparing for the much-awaited one day international (ODI) cricket match between India and New Zealand to be played in the city on October 29.
One of the curators at the VDCA stadium said there would be no problem if the rain or winds under the influence of the cyclone stopped just four to five hours before the match, as the rainwater on the stadium ground can be drained out in just three hours with super sappers and advanced drainage system.
"We had successfully conducted the ODI match between India and West Indies on November 24, 2013 after the rain stopped just a few hours before the match.
There are operators running their buses between Visakhapatnam to Machilipatnam bringing necessary travel convenience for several people in India.
Usually, buses are plying from Visakhapatnam to Machilipatnam.
The city is famous for its saris and varieties like Pochampalli, Ikat and a few more are almost essentials.