Auto Expo India Relocates to Greater Noida Venue
The biennial India Auto Expo motor show will relocate from its current venue at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi to the India Expo Centre and Mart in Greater Noida at the next edition. The change was based on serious traffic and visitor management problems reported by attendees and the Indian Trade Promotions Organisation (ITPO) at this year’s show.
Auto Expo was last held from 7th to 11th January 2012, and will be changed to run from 6th to 12th February 2014. According to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the change in timing and venue was mainly to avoid clashing with the Detroit Auto Show in the U.S. and availability at Pragati Maidan.
The relocated 2014 show is expected see an increase of 25% in floor space. A trial show for bus and utility vehicles will be held next year on 15th to 18th February.
Sugato Sen, SIAM’s deputy director general, said, “We will have 50,000 m2 of occupied space by exhibitors as compared to less than 40,000 m2 that we had this year’s Auto Expo.”