International trade fair tickets available at metro stations
Tickets for the annual India International Trade Fair’s (IITF) business visitors will be available at 26 Metro stations in the capital from 14 November, a Metro statement said on Sunday. The 14-day-long exhibition will have 6,000 exhibitors participating from India and abroad, showcasing a wide variety of products ranging from electronics, decorative, FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) and accessories. The fair will be open for business visitors 14 November to 18 November for which the tickets are priced at Rs 400 each. The fair is open from 19 November to 27 November for the public. The tickets will be available at all metro stations from 19 November. According to Metro officials, tickets can be purchased from customer care centres at all Metro stations between 9 am and 4 pm. ‘The tickets are priced at Rs 50 for adults and Rs 30 for children on weekdays and Rs 80 and Rs 50, respectively, on weekends,’ a Metro statement said. No advance tickets will be available. Additional ticket counters, customer facilitation agents and security guards will be installed at the Pragati Maidan Metro station as it will see the maximum footfall since it is near the fair venue. ‘During last year’s fair, the average daily ridership to Pragati Maidan was about 1.2 lakh passengers per day,’ the statement said. The Metro stations from which business class tickets can be bought are: Rithala, Dilshad Garden, Jahangirpuri, HUDA City Centre, Noida City Centre, Anand Vihar, Central Secretariat, Inderlok, Kashmere Gate, Rajiv Chowk, Barakhamba, Saket, MG Road, Noida Sec-14, Vaishali, Rajouri Garden, Janakpuri West, Dwarka Mor, Dwarka Sec-9, Mundka, Nangloi, Peeragarhi, Punjabi Bagh, Badarpur, Govindpuri and Lajpat Nagar. Delhi Metro now makes over 2,700 trips a day, covering about 70,000 km and carrying around 1.8 million passengers on weekdays.