Hundreds left dejected on last day of trade fair
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 16:23
New Delhi: Hundreds of people were on Sunday turned away by the organisers of the IITF on the last day after the one lakh cap on sale of daily tickets was reached a little past noon.

People were seen pleading with the customer care executives at Pragati Maidan metro station to provide them with tickets of the India International Trade Fair.

The demand for the venue tickets led black marketeers to sell them at Rs 150 a piece -- thrice the actual amount. "If there are no tickets available, I am ready to pay Rs 100 extra to buy a ticket for myself," Digambhar Jain from Chandni Chowk, said.

CRPF and Delhi Police, which faced a tough time to manage the surging crowds, had to put barricades before the ticket counter.

"The cap for sale of ticket is 1 lakh and its the same for all days. Its written clearly in the ad for public safety the sale of the ticket will be stopped once the limit is reached," CRPF, DIG Vikram Saigal said explaining the situation.

On the allegations that the security personnel were misbehaving with the visitors and media-persons, the DIG refuted the claims.

"They are not misbehaving. When the crowd is so big and everyone is a hurry to enter, the police needs to control the crowd. Media persons with valid identity cards are not being stopped," he said.


First Published: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 16:23

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