Hyderabad, December 31: Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy will inaugurate the 71st All-India Industrial Exhibition on January 1 at 5 pm in the Nampally exhibition grounds.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, panchayat raj minister and president of the Exhibition Society, K Jana Reddy said the exhibition is will take a big leap into the hi-tech era. “Our dream is to bring Numaish to international level. This will soon be realized thanks to the state government giving lease of the land up to 2052,’’ he added.
Explaining about security measures in and around the exhibition grounds, Jana Reddy said they would install a number of CCTVs in all corners to provide a safe atmosphere for visitors.
Reddy said the Exhibition Society had obtained a revenue of Rs 13 crore during 2010 event. He added they were estimating a revenue of Rs 14 crore with more than a lakh of visitors expected at the event. “About 2,500 stalls have been allotted till date including the state and Central government departments and public sector undertakings.
Many corporate and multinational companies are also taking part,” Jana Reddy said.
He revealed the funds obtained from the exhibition will be used to sponsor 18 educational institutions in Hyderabad, Warangal, Secunderabad, Nalgonda, Adilabad, Rangareddy district, Parigi and Nirmal Kalvakurthy.
“To encourage budding artists, competitions in artisan events will be conducted and prizes given to all winners,” he added.
He explained the Exhibition Society in collaboration with Kamineni Hospitals will host a medical check-up centre at the venue.
“A 46-day free basic super specialty camp along with free consultations with Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Oncology, Diabetology, Gynaecology, General Surgery and Dermatology consultants will be present at the exhibition. Two health stations for attending emergency services will also be set up,” he added.
The exhibition will also introduce a classic Numaish rail instead of the Mini-train for visitors and children. The fire services department will provide one fire station and two fire engines to work round-the-clock at the venue.