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Prez inaugurates IITF

Posted on Nov 14, 03:56PM | UNI

The India International Trade Fair (IITF) was today inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee here.

Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich was the special guest on the occasion.

Over 6,000 exhibitors from India and overseas countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Thailand, China will showcase their products.

The first five days of the fair have been reserved for the business visitors and the general public would only be able to visit it from November 19 till its conclusion on November 27, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) said.

The IITF entry tickets for the business days will be available on price of Rs 400 at 26 Metro stations - 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, Rajori Garden, Janakpuri West, Dwarka Mor, Dwarka Sec-9, Mundka, Nangloi, Peeragrahi, Punjabi Bagh, Badarpur, Govindpuri and Lajpat Nagar, a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation statement issued recently said.

However, the tickets for general public days, which are priced at Rs 50 and Rs 30 on weekdays and Rs 80 and Rs 50 on weekends/holiday for an adult and a child respectively, will be available at all the Metro stations.

These tickets can be purchased from Customer Care Centres from 0900 to 1600 hrs on weekdays and from 0900 to 1400 hrs on weekends, it said.

In view of massive crowds using the Pragati Maidan Metro station, additional ticket counters have been opened there.

Meanwhile, the city police and the fair organisging authorities have advised people to use metro and other public transport facilities to avoid traffic jam as a huge number of people are expected to visit the trade fair.