Hundreds left dejected on last day of trade fair

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.

PTI



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

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