Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for multi-modal connectivity and inaugurated the New Exhibition Complex (Halls 2,3,4 &5) of International Exhibition – cumConvention Centre at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on Wednesday October 13, 2021. Union Ministers, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri Piyush Goyal, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw and Shri R K Singh were also present at the occasion.
While dedicating the New Exhibition Complex to the Nation, Hon’ble Prime Minister hoped that new exhibition halls will host events and exhibitions with significant representation from MSME sector and thereby promote trade and enhance income levels of those associated with the MSME sector. He also specifically mentioned that our artisans and craft persons would be able to showcase their products in these halls not only for domestic use but also for exports.
The Hon’ble Prime Minister visited the Photo Gallery depicting the journey of making of these 4 new exhibition halls as a part of the ongoing redevelopment of Pragati Maidan into an International Exhibition-cumConvention Centre (IECC) project and was briefed by Shri L.C. Goyal, CMD, ITPO on the Photo Gallery. These 4 new exhibition halls 2,3,4 & 5 are inter-connected having Ground Floor and First Floor with an exhibition area of 72,000 sqm. This new exhibition complex will have the main entry from Gate No. 5 and Gate No.4 at Bhairon Marg. This complex along with the attendant supporting infrastructure has been built at a cost of Rs.800 crore (approx.).
Most of the world class trade events will be held in this new exhibition complex, which would provide speed (GATI) to the growth of MICE sector in the country.