New Delhi: The next edition of biennial automobile show, Auto Expo - 2014 will be held in Greater Noida, far away from its traditional venue Pragati Maidan. The announcement was made by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), an organiser of Auto Expo.
Admirer of automobiles will now have to go to the India Expo Center & Mart, Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh to have a look at new technologies. Breaking more than 25-year-old tradition, the dates of the show has also been changed. Now it will be held from February 6-12 instead of first week of January.
According to Vishnu Mathur, Director General of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the change in timing and venue is mainly to avoid clash with the Detroit Auto Show and unavailability of Pragati Maidan.
The other reason behind the change in venue is that the organisers are expecting much bigger crowd this year. Keeping it in mind the Delhi Traffic police advised organisers to change the venue.
The new location boasts of 8 exhibition halls, a VIP lounge, a board room, a media room, a meeting room, a business center, an internet café, central Wi-Fi system, buyers lodge, 100% power backup, and travel desks.
The Auto Expo is a biennial automotive show traditionally held in New Delhi. It is Asia's largest and the world's second-largest motor show.