The 36th India International Trade fair’s (IITF) grandeur this time involves the participation of 27 countries along with several numbers of stalls and 45 start-up stalls apart from other exciting additions to the majestic trade fair in the national Capital.
As the fair opens to visitors from around the country today, let us have a look into the new developments before stepping into the massive shopping ground.
“We have 5 mobile ATMs and 10 fixed ATMs for the convenience of people. Based on the demand on a particular place the mobile ATMs can travel, and these vans can also go out and replenish their cash and hence is secure since other vehicles do not need to enter to refill the cash,” said J Guna Sekaran, General Manager, ITPO talking about the installation of ATMs at the time of cash crisis.
The prices of the entry tickets have been slashed as well from Rs 120 to Rs 100 and from Rs 60 to Rs 50 for the convenience of cash transactions while entry for children under the age of 12 years is free.
“We have arranged for online ticket booking, whereas the booking of space at the fair had also been online this time.
WiFi facilities have been introduced for the first time in IITF, and to make conveyance easier for visitors we are offering shuttle services form Mandi House to Pragati Maidan. We have created a lounge for senior citizens and have also reserved trolleys inside the premises for women with children, senior citizens and handicapped persons for a smooth travel experience,” informed Guna Sekaran.
With proper segregation on products like cosmetics, foods, electronics in particular halls, people will have the opportunity to enter their desired area without loitering around searching for the exact item they need to get to.
South Korea being the ‘Partner Country’ this time has put up 23 stalls from about 20 companies representing several products from consumer goods, to baby products to kitchenware.
Lee Jaechool, Executive Director, Korea International Trade association said, “This is KITA’s third year participating at IITF. Since India is among the top 10 fastest growing economies in the world, we hope that this fair will be a stepping stone for Korean companies who want to expand in the Indian market.”
With the opportunity of online ticket booking to cashless transactions inside the premises, and mesmerizing cultural performances by professional artistes, visitors are expected to have a great time at the fair starting from tomorrow.