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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

By Shilpa Chopra

Next Auto Expo may have changed venue, schedule

Curse the shape of Pragati Maidan in New Delhi or the rising craze for the Auto Expo but the crowd at the event was mismanaged leading to a stampede like situation on Monday. Sensing this the organizers have decided to take the next Auto Expo out of the city in open to make it a pleasurable experience for the visiting companies as well as auto enthusiasts and not havoc.

 

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As per the preliminary information regarding the strategy in the making for the next Auto Expo, the event will be shifted to February and the media day will be on the very first day while the second day will be for special invitees. Notably, Indian Auto Expo is the world’s second largest Auto show and people from across the countries as well auto enthusiasts from the nation visit it in large numbers.

 

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According to reports, there was huge rush at the Auto Expo at the second day of the show and there was also severe traffic jam on the roads leading to Pragati Maidan. Sensing this, the organizers are seriously thinking of allowing visitors on the fourth day of the show next time at a different venue that will be able to accommodate more people making the overall experience of visiting the Auto Expo memorable rather than a nightmare marked by stampede.

 

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The mismanagement of the crowd had serious repercussions for the Auto Expo as well as for the organizers as they have been threatened by some exhibitors that if such conditions prevail they will not be visiting the show next time.

 

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Sugato Sen, director of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers has reportedly said that the organizers are seriously thinking of rescheduling the next Auto Expo so that it does not clash with any other Auto Event and be a pleasurable experience for the exhibitors and visitors.

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