Mumbai (Agencies): After Eden gardens, its Mumbai’s Wankhade which is running against time to host World Cup final  as Mumbai's chief fire officer raises concerns over the stadium’s fire safety measures.

"We will soon write a letter to the MCA stating there is a need to comply with fire safety norms at the stadium. Once they abide by the terms we would again conduct an inspection," chief fire officer Uday Tatkare said.

Two fire officials who visited the stadium for the second time to inspect the fire safety mechanism in place on Wednesday and found some lapses in the arrangements.

"The team has found that the newly renovated stadium has many loopholes in its fire safety mechanism. The stadium must be in compliance with the fire safety conditions," Tatkare said.

"Among the mandatory fire apparatus are ring hydrant system, water hydrants, internal riser system for the stands, no-smoking indicators, fire alarms and extinguishers have to be installed. There are some lapses which they need to follow," a fire officer said on condition of anonymity, but refused to elaborate on the lapses at the stadium.

However, MCA joint secretary Lalchand Rajput said the association had not received any sort of communication from the fire brigade department.

"We have not received any sort of communication be it written or oral from the fire brigade department," he said.

The matches would be held on March 13 (New Zealand vs Canada - a day match) and March 18 (New Zealand vs Sri Lanka - a day/night match).

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