India International Trade Fair to begin at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi

The 41st India International Trade Fair (IITF) will begin today, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal will inaugurate the fair, which will continue till the 27th of November. This year the theme of the trade fair is  Vocal For Local, Local to Global. The 14-day mega event assumes a special significance as it coincides with celebrations of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. 

Twenty-nine States and Union Territories are participating in the event.  Bihar, Jharkhand, and Maharashtra are Partner States while Uttar Pradesh and Kerala are participating as  Focus States in the fair. 

Various Central Ministries, Departments, Commodity Boards, and PSUs are participating in this event to showcase their achievements. Our correspondent reports that 12 foreign countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belarus, Iran, Nepal, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, and UK are participating in the fair.  

Nearly two thousand 500 domestic and foreign exhibitors are participating in the trade fair to showcase their products and services. The first five days of the Trade Fair are exclusively reserved for business days and it will open to the general public from the 19th  of November. 

The timings of the fair will be  10 AM  to 7.30 P.M. IITF tickets for both Business Days as well as General Days can be purchased from Customer Care Centres of  67 Metro Stations. 

On general days for the public, in case of weekends and holidays the rates of IITF tickets will be 150 rupees for adults and 60 rupees for children, while on weekdays, it will be 80 rupees for adults and 40 rupees for children. 

On business days, the ticket rates will be higher. For Divyang and Senior citizens, entry into the fair will be free. 

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