The New Year this time really kicks off in style. All roads will lead to Pragati Maidan at Delhi. The Auto Expo will look be a landmark achievement considering it is happening against the backdrop of one of the worst slowdowns to hit the industry in recent times. The Show is expected to be studded with more than 50 new launches from the industry Big Whigs. Here’s the complete show outline.
Auto Expo 2012 Visiting Dates
The show starts off today the 5th of January and will see the curtains fall down on the 11th January. The Media will be allowed only on the 5th January to 6th January 2012. The show will be thrown open to the public on 7th January and 8th January. January 9 to January 11th will be trade days.
Auto Expo 2012 Visiting Hours on Weekdays
The Premium hours will be from 1000 – 1300 hrs and this is for the weekdays.
The General hour on weekdays is from 1300 – 1900 hrs.
Auto Expo 2012 Visiting Hours on Weekends
The General hour on weekends (Saturday & Sunday) is from 1000 – 1900 hrs. The timings are subject to change. Entry will close one hour prior to the show timings. Entry is strictly on invitation or tickets. Please note that the entry opens for public only from 7th January 2012.
Auto Expo 2012 Admission Fees
On weekdays the charges for premium hours are INR 500.
On weekdays the charges for general hours are INR 150.
On weekends the charges are INR 200.
Reaching the Auto Expo 2012 Venue
By Bus - Regular bus services are available from inter-state bus terminals in the city. The services are extended to all the northern states and the neighbouring areas of Delhi. Services are provided by state transport corporations and several private operators. The inter-state terminals in city are:
Kashmiri Gate ISBT in Northern Delhi
Anand Vihar ISBT in Trans-Yamuna area
Sarai Kale Khan ISBT in South-East Delhi
Generally, buses are very crowded in many of the bus routes and may not be easy for a tourist visiting India for the first time. Each bus is provided with a staff (Conductor) to manage the passengers and issue tickets. One can approach the bus conductor for any help and emergencies.
From Airport - Delhi has two airports namely Domestic Airport (1D) and Indira Gandhi International Airport (T3).
While Indigo, Spice Jet, Go Air and select low cost international flights arrives and departs from Terminal 1C and Terminal 1D respectively; Air India, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways, Jet Lite, Jet Konnect , Kingfisher airlines and all other International Flights departs & arrives at Terminal 3. (For updates please contact the airlines or your travel agent or city airport helpline nos.
Taxi: The airports are well connected with Pre Paid Government (Yellow and Black roof Top) and Private Taxi Services which are available 24/7
Via Delhi Metro: The Airport Express (Metro rail specially operated for Airport Passengers) is currently operating only from and Indira Gandhi International Airport (T3) from 05:00 AM till 11:00 PM with a frequency of 20 minutes. The airport express operates between Dwarka Sector 21 and New Delhi Railway Station via IGI Airport Terminal 3, Aerocity, Dhaula Kuan, Shivaji Stadium (Connaught Place) & New Delhi Railway Station. Currently, Aerocity & Dhaula Kuan stations are not operational.
Via Buses: Most buses are owned either by the State-owned Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) or the private contractors. The corporation runs shuttle service at a regular interval (every 30 minutes) connecting the airport to the central parts of Delhi including Connaught Place & Interstate Bus Terminal. These buses are equipped with comfort of air-conditioning and convenient for travel even with baggage at a nominal fare. All buses coming towards Terminal 3 will arrive and depart from a ‘staging area’ located opposite Centaur Hotel. From there to the Airport Terminal; Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) provides shuttle bus, every 15 minutes. For the convenience of passengers this service runs 24x7.
Reaching Pragati Maidan By Delhi Metro - The Delhi Metro is one of the fastest way to commute in Delhi and has transformed public transport in the city so much, that the Metro line has become the life-line of New Delhi. Pragati Maidan is well connected by Delhi Metro with direct line coming from Dwarka to Vaishali (U.P) and vice versa via Pragati Maidan. Alternatively one can change from Rajiv Chowk (Central Location) for reaching Pragati Maidan through Delhi Metro. After reaching Pragati Maidan Metro Station one can enter Venue (Pragati maidan) from Gate No 10, Gate No 8 and Gate No 7.