It is that time of the year again. The big “India International Trade Fair” is back in Delhi at the Pragati Maidan. The fair starts on November 14th and will continue till November 27th. This is the 35th year of the IITF as it first commenced in the year of 1980. It is a premier event organized by the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO), the nodal trade promotion agency of the Government of India.
IITF is a major tourist attraction and lakhs of people visit the fair every year. This annual event provides a common platform for the manufacturers, traders, business personnel, exporters and importers. The fair display comprises a varying range of products, services and cultures including Automobiles, Coir Products, Jute, Textiles, Garments, Household Appliance, Kitchen Appliances, Processed food, Beverages, Confectionery, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Cosmetics, Bodycare & Health care products, Telecommunication, Power sector, Electronic Sector, Furniture, Home Furnishings, Sports Goods, Toys, Engineering Goods, state cultures, religious belief portrays etc.
Last year, IITF 2014 included a total of 6800 exhibitors displayed in an area of 94300 sq. meters (gross) with 30 States and Union Territories participating in as exclusive pavilions. Around 40,000 domestic business visitors and 63 foreign trade delegations from Afghanistan, Angola,Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Costa-Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Iran, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia,Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman had visited the fair. Over 10 lakh general visitors visited the fair.
The theme of this year’s fair will be “Make in India“. The timings are as follows:
(Business days- November 14 to 18, 2015)
9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
(Public days – November 19 to 27, 2015)
9.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
The ticket price for the Business visitors is Rs.400 per person per day (November 14 to 18, 2015) and the Business visitors can register online and also at fair venue at various gates. Entry will be permitted by tickets only on payment i.e. for pre-registered and on-the-spot business visitors.
The ticket price for the public visitors is depicted as follows:
Adult : Rs.50/- per person per day (working days)
: Rs.80/- per person per day (Saturday / Sunday / Holiday)
Children : (Below 12 years of age) :
:Rs.30/- per child per day (working days)
:Rs. 50/- per child per day (Saturday / Sunday / Holiday)
:The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will start selling the entry tickets for Business Days (14th Nov to 18th Nov 2011) from Monday i.e. 14th November 2011 from 26 Metro stations. These stations are:
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-14, Vaishali, Rajori Garden, Janakpuri West, Dwarka Mor, Dwarka Sec-9, Mundka, Nangloi, Peeragrahi, Punjabi Bagh, Badarpur, Govindpuri, and Lajpat Nagar Metro station.
:However, the sale of IITF entry tickets for public days (19th Nov to 27th Nov 2011) will start from Saturday, 19th November 2011 at all the Metro stations including Airport Line.
These tickets can be purchased from Customer Care Centers at all Metro stations from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM on weekdays (Mon Fri) and from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM on weekends (Sat/Sun).