IITF entry ticket prices slashed, made free for children aged upto 12 yrs
Faced with a lukewarm response, entry ticket prices for the ongoing India International Trade Fair (IITF) have been slashed for visitors from November 19 and free entry allowed for children aged upto 12.
Adults visiting on working days will now have pay Rs 50, from Rs 60 earlier, whereas entry for children aged below 12 is free against Rs 40 earlier.
On weekends and holidays, adult visitors will have to spend Rs 100 to visit the fair from Rs 120 earlier. Free entry has been permitted for children, whereas earlier the entry fee was Rs 60.
Senior citizens and differently-abled persons will continue to enjoy free entry at the fair. The fair began on November 14, with the first five days reserved for business visitors. “India Trade Promotion Organisation announces reduction in India International Trade Fair 2016 entry ticket charges and free entry for children up to 12 years for all days starting from November 19 to 27,” ITPO said.
“This is considered necessary to facilitate adequate footfall and thereby enhance trading activity during IITF 2016, ITPO’s basic mandate being trade promotion,” it added. The fair has been witnessing much lower crowds this year due to cash crunch as it comes close on the heels of the government’s demonetisation move on November 8, entailing withdrawal of legal tender status of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes.