Exhibitors will be facing the issue of lesser availability of space at this year's Trade Fair due to ongoing makeover of Pragati Maidan. Image source: official website
For 14-day India International Trade Fair (IITF), starting at Pragati Maidan on November 14, entry tickets will be available at 66 Delhi Metro stations, including Rajiv Chowk and Central Secretariat, said an official statement today. According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), tickets will be available at stations of eight metro lines, including Airport Line (at Dwarka 21 station).
Visitors can purchase IITF tickets for both business and general days from customer care centres of selected metro stations from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm on all days. The ticket price for business days from November 14 to November 17 will be Rs 500, while for general days starting on November 18, ticket price will be Rs 60 on weekdays and Rs 120 on weekends and holidays, said the DMRC statement.
Among the metro stations, where IITF tickets will be available, are Dilshad Garden, Shahdara, Seelampur, Inderlok, Netaji Subhash Place, Rohini West, Rithala, Samaypur Badli, Jahangir Puri, Azadpur, GTB Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya, Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, INA, Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar, Saket, MG Road, Huda City Centre, Noida City Centre, Noida Sector -15 and Akshardham.
Notably, exhibitors will be facing the issue of lesser availability of space at this year's Trade Fair due to ongoing makeover of Pragati Maidan.
Earlier the commerce ministry had stated, "This year, the available exhibition space is almost one-fourth of the previous IITF editions due to implementation of the IECC (integrated exhibition cum convention centre) project at Pragati Maidan."
This year partner country is Afghanistan and the focus country is Nepal, while the focus state is Jharkhand. Theme of the fair is 'Rural Enterprises in India'. Nearly all states and union territories have continued their presence in the fair.
Around 800 participants from states/government departments, domestic and international companies are taking part. Foreign participation includes businesses from Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Tunisia, Vietnam and UAE.
The ITPO is the nodal agency under the administrative control of the Commerce Ministry entrusted with the redevelopment of Pragati Maidan. The redevelopment of Pragati Maidan is expected to be completed by August next year.
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