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Auto Expo 2014 opens for public; tickets start at Rs 200

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 22:32
 
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Greater Noida: India's flagship automobile show Auto Expo opened to the public Friday drawing warm response from automobile enthusiasts, who heaped praises on the new venue for better space and well organised pavilions.

As crowds started trickling in, soon after gates were thrown open to the public in the afternoon, there were scenes of people trying to reach various stalls and get themselves photographed with their favourite cars and bikes.

"This is my second visit to the Auto Expo. This one is definitely better than the previous one held at the Pragati Maidan. The venue is spacious and there is less congestion. Overall it is turning out to be a better experience," Mayur Vihar resident Karan Bhambri said here.

The arrangement of shuttle service from metro station at Botanical Garden in Noida has been very helpful, he added.

Echoing similar sentiments, first-time visitor Tanpreet Singh, a law student, said there is lot of excitement due to the companies showcasing new models as well as the presence of popular Bollywood stars.

"I met John Abraham today, listened to Jai Ho musical and also saw exciting bikes. It can't get better than this," Singh said.

The distance of India Expo Mart from the Capital seemed to bother some enthusiasts though.

"This place is so far. It is very difficult to reach here. It took me two hours to reach this place as there was so much traffic," said Nitin Sharma, a resident of Greater Kailash in South Delhi.

There was lot of crowding at Pragati Maidan, but the venue being at central location, it was easy to reach in time, he added.

Entry for general public opened only today as the first two days of the expo, which began on February 5, were reserved for the media. Unlike in the past, the 12th edition of Auto Expo has been split into two parts due to space constraints, with the motor show being held at Greater Noida and auto components exhibition at Pragati Maidan during February 5-11.

Ticket prices have been kept at Rs 200 and Rs 500 for the expo.

The week-long event is expected to help in reviving the demand at a time when the Indian automobile sector is going through a prolonged slump.

Annual car sales in India declined for the first time in 11 years in 2013, posting a 9.59 per cent dip, as the auto industry reeled under a prolonged demand slump due to the economic slowdown. Auto industry is hoping that the biannual event would help in bringing some excitement into the market.

PTI

First Published: Friday, February 07, 2014, 17:32


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Expo Schedule  
Date Business Hours Gen. Public Hours
5 Feb. Exclusively for Media -
6 Feb. Opening Ceremony -
7 Feb. 1000 Hrs - 1300 Hrs 1300 Hrs - 1800 Hrs
8 Feb. - 1000 Hrs - 1900 Hrs
9 Feb. - 1000 Hrs - 1900 Hrs
10 Feb. 000 Hrs - 1300 Hrs 1300 Hrs - 1800 Hrs
11 Feb. 000 Hrs - 1300 Hrs 1300 Hrs - 1800 Hrs
 
Exhibitors List  
Company
Ashok Leyland
Bajaj Auto Ltd
BMW India Pvt Ltd
Fiat Group Automobiles India Pvt Ltd
Ford India Pvt Ltd
General Motors India Pvt Ltd
H-D Motor Company India Pvt Ltd
Hero MotoCorp Ltd
Honda Cars India Ltd
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (P) Ltd
Hyundai Motor India Ltd
India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd
Isuzu Motors India Private Ltd
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd
Mercedes-Benz India Pvt Ltd
Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd
Renault India Pvt Ltd
Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd
SML ISUZU Ltd
Suzuki Motorcycle India Ltd
Tata Motors Ltd
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd
Triumph Motorcycles (India) Pvt. Ltd.
TVS Motor Company Ltd
VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd
Volkswagen Group Sales India Pvt Ltd
Access Matrix Technologies Pvt Ltd
Areion Motors
Audi India
Brandsquare Mkt Pvt Ltd (Sway, Changge)
Brain Programmers
Dilip Chhabria (DC Design)
DSK Motowheels Pvt. Ltd.
DYPDC
Excellon Software Pvt Ltd
Firefox Bikes Pvt Ltd
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd
Incadea India Pvt Ltd
Indo-German Chamber of Commerce
JBM India
Lohia Auto Industries
Lovely Professional University
Mega Telematics Pvt Ltd
MIT Institute of Design
Paracoat Products Ltd.
Scania
Sehgal Elmoto Ltd
Shriram Automall India Ltd.
Terra Motor Technologies
UM India Pvt Lmt
Vardenchi Motorcycles
Yokohama India Pvt Ltd

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