New Delhi, Nov 14: 34th annual India International Trade Fair (IITF) kicked off in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on Nov 14, Friday.
Like last year, President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Trade Fair AT 11 am, organised every year by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).
Minister of State for Ministry of Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman and Lt Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung were also present during the inauguration ceremony.
Over 6,500 exhibitors from India and 25 countries including China, Germany, Japan are participating in the Trade Fair.
The 14-day long fair is likely to attract at least 1.5 million visitors.
From first five days (Nov 14 to Nov 18), the Trade Fair will be open exclusively for business visitors and from Nov 19 to Nov 27, it will be open for general public.
Timings: 9.30 am to 7.30 pm on all days
Tickets: Rs 400 for Business visitors
Rs 50 and Rs 30 for adults and children respectively on week days while on weekends the price will Rs 80 for adults and Rs 50 for children.
From where you can buy Trade Fair tickets?
The IITF entry tickets for general public days will be available at all the metro stations except Airport Express Line, where tickets will be available for Trade Fair only at Dhaula Kuan station.
Tickets for business days will be available only at 30 Metro stations -- Rithala, Dilshad Garden, Jahangirpuri, HUDA City Centre, Noida City Centre, Anand Vihar, Central Secretariat, Inderlok, Kashmere Gate, Rajiv Chowk, Barakhamba, Saket, MG Road, Noida Sec-15, Vaishali, Laxmi Nagar, Rajori Garden, Janakpuri West, Dwarka Mor, Dwarka Sec-9, Dwarka Sec-21, Mundka, Peeragrahi, Punjabi Bagh, Badarpur, Govindpuri, Lajpat Nagar, Mandi House, Janpath, and Dhaula Kuan.
IITF tickets for both business as well as general days can be purchased from Customer Care Centres of the stations from 8:30 am to 4 pm on the above mentioned dates.
At Pragati Maidan Metro station, IITF tickets will be available only for Metro users. People coming from outside Metro premises need to buy the tickets from ITPO Gate No 1 and 2.
How is Delhi Metro geared up to tackle massive crowd of visitors?
During the general days, DMRC will be running peak hour frequency of 2 minutes 45 second on Line-3 from Dwarka to Yamuna Bank throughout the day i.e, from 8 AM to 8 PM.
Besides this, two trains on each Line will also be kept as standby during Trade Fair to facilitate better passenger handling, whenever required.
The Delhi Metro will be operating 20 exclusive token or smart card counters from within the IITF-Pragati Maidan premises near its Gate number 10 from 1 PM to 9 PM on all general days, Dayal said.
The DMRC is expecting massive crowds to use the Pragati Maidan Metro station and therefore additional ticket counters will be opened at Pragati Maidan Metro station.
Parner Country: South Africa
Focus Country: Thailand
Focus State: Delhi
Theme: Women Entrepreneurs
What else will be the focus?
Cleanliness drive (Swachh Bharat Abhiyan) launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, other social issues.
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