Change of location and new dates have been announced for the upcoming largest auto show in India, the Auto Expo in Delhi. As dates announced previously clashed with the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, the new scheduled dates for the biennial automobile show are from February 6th to 12th, 2014. The 2014 Delhi Auto Expo will also be moved out of Pragati Maidan, which has been the host since 1998. The new venue of the 2014 Auto Expo will be India Expo Center and Mart.
As per tradition the Auto Expo in India is held in January but there were a number of global officials who voiced their inability to be present at the venue due to dates clashing with the Detroit Auto Show and hence the decision to reschedule dates and also move to a new location, because of the smaller area of Pragati Maidan.
The next Auto Expo 2014 promises to be bigger in terms of exhibition space. At the new venue in Greater Noida there is availability of 50,000 sq meters of space for exhibitors as compared to less than 40,000 sq meters at the Pragati Maidan where the show was held this year. Though the new location is situated outside main city limits, the authorities do not view this as a serious issue as they are sure it will not pose any hindrances to serious visitors.
India Expo Centre and Mart is spread over 58 acres of land and has a unique combination Trade Marts with Exhibition & Convention Facilities, Lawn, Business Centre, Restaurants, Transportation facilities and sufficient Parking Area for over 4,000 cars and 30 Buses/Trucks inside the complex. It is well linked to the main Ring Road of Delhi through 8 lane expressway. It also is Air-Conditioned and Wi-Fi enabled.
India Expo Center and Mart Images