The 2014 Indian Auto Expo will kick off for the general public on the 7th of February, 2014, up to the 11th of October, 2014, at Greater Noida’s India Expo Mart. The Auto Components Expo will happen from the 6th of February, until the 9th, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. While entry to Pragati Maidan’s Auto Components Expo is free of charge, the 2014 Auto Expo will entail an entry fee.
Online bookings of tickets have commenced at BookMyShow.com, a leading event ticket booking portal in India. Click here to make your booking. General entry tickets for the 2014 Indian Auto Expo are available in two denominations: 200 rupees for weekdays and 300 rupees for the weekends. Business visitors will be charged 500 rupees on weekdays.
Business hours on weekdays are between 1000 and 1300 Hrs while general visitors will be allowed in from 1300 Hrs. On weekends, business hours will be suspended to allow general visitors entry from 1000 Hrs. The Auto Expo 2014 is being organized at a larger location, to manage crowds better. Last time around in 2012, the Indian Auto Expo was a chaotic experience at best, with Pragati Maidan bursting at its seams.
To cater to an ever growing showgoing public, the organizers of the Auto Expo have zeroed in on the India Expo Mart at Greater Noida, which offers 70,000 square meters of show space as against 39,000 square meters at Pragati Maidan. The additional show space could result in a better show going experience if the organizers (SIAM, ACMA and CII) regulate crowds better.
Arguably the biggest ever Auto Expo in terms of exhibition space and projected visitor volumes, the 2014 Indian Auto Expo will see a flurry of car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle launches. Media personnel will be hoping that the media days (5th and 6th of February 2013) would be reserved for the media rather than being a free-for-all event with all and sundry being allowed into the expo venue as was the case in the previous edition.
CarToq.com will be reporting live from the 2014 Indian Auto Expo on the media days. Stay glued for our comprehensive reportage, direct from ground zero.