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Delhi Auto Expo to kick off on Feb 5; expects over 6L visitors

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Mumbai :The organisers of the famed Delhi Auto Expo expect 2016 jamboree, beginning February 5, to be better than the previous event with expected footfall of over six lakh.

The five-day Delhi Auto Expo is being jointly organised by the SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers), ACMA (Automotive Components Manufacturers Association) and the Confederation of Indian Industry.

In the 2014 event, the daily average footfall was over 1.25 lakh, making Delhi Auto Expo the largest in the world. The nearest rival was the Shanghai Expo which averaged around 1.13 lakh visitors a day, SIAM said.

The Auto Expo-The Motor Show 2016 promises to be bigger, better and more exciting and expects to see over 6 lakh visitors, SIAM director general Sugato Sen said here today.

The organisers have ensured that the show will have no glitches as last time in terms of connectivity, number of halls etc.

The organisers have increased the gross indoor exhibition space to 68,000 sqms which is double the space it had last time, he said.

Sen said the venue has gone through some major makeovers to cater to all the essential requirement of the auto makers and manufacturers with six new large halls with additional carpet area of 37,240 sqms.

The venue will have 14 exhibition halls, and one outdoor hanger and nearly 100 food & beverages outlets apart from six entry and exit gates and two parking lots that can accommodate 10,000 cars.

The 2016 Expo will be held at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, near Delhi and also simultaneously at the Pragati Maidan in the heart of the capital (for component makers).

PTI