The 39th INDIA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR (IITF), 2019 is set to kick start its general public days from today. The IITF, which is a showpiece event provides a common platform for manufacturers, traders, exporters, and importers to bring out there products and services to the public.
Don’t miss the golden opportunity to visit #IITF2019, where people will unite with culture transcending borders to experience magnificent products & services coming from different parts of India, with each bringing a unique culture.— ITPO (@ITPODesk) November 8, 2019
Book tickets to be a part of this global fair. pic.twitter.com/0NFqihog8Q
Each year the event is held in Delhi’s Pragati Maidan and witnesses a huge footfall comprising of local and foreign visitors. Traders, businesses, promoters from across India and abroad come in fair to sell their products and expand business presence and network.
Halls are decorated and given a “state-based theme” like Karnatka hall/Pavillion, Tamil Nadu Pavillion, Haryana Pavillion, etc. There are Pavillions of Union Territories as well. Each respective state/U.T theme pavilion houses sellers from that respective state/U.T selling the special items of the region. Along with state and U.T based pavillions, there are other specifically themed pavilions as well like the Handicraft Pavillion, Electronic goods pavilion etc.
Apart from witnessing the specialties of India at one place, one can enjoy the cultural diversity and beauty of the country as cultural and traditional programs are also organized as a part of the fair. Each day is allocated to one of the state (sometimes two states a day) and is celebrated as state day. On state days special performances highlighting the culture and beauty of the respective states are organized. There are also yummy delicacies from various parts of the country that you can rush on to satisfy your hunger.
One of the much sought-after events for the business community, the 39th edition of #IITF2019 is all set to introduce you to a rich cultural heritage of different states of India. Come & enjoy the cultural programmes from November 14-27, 2019 in Hamsa Dhwani Theatre. #itpo #fair pic.twitter.com/zkpWHWoazi— ITPO (@ITPODesk) November 18, 2019
Each year the fair has a theme, a partner country, and a focus country. This year’s theme is Ease of Doing Business and the partner country is Afghanistan while the focus country is South Korea. The focus states this time are Bihar and Jharkhand.
This year the fair (like the past) opened up on 14th November and is scheduled for a close on 27th November. The first five days of the fair that is from 14th to 18th of November were business days. During the business days, the tickets to the fair are priced higher than the general public days (say around INR 400 for a single ticket). From today onwards the general public days would start that would last till the closure of the fare.
Prices of the tickets vary for children and adult and there is also variation in ticket prices for weekdays and weekends. The details about the prices is given below:
Child: INR 40
Adult: INR 60
Child: INR 60
Adult: INR 120
Entry is free for senior citizens and persons with disabilities on the showing of valid ID proof. Tickets are available online on BookMyShow. Offline Tickets can be purchased from selected metro stations, the details about which is mentioned below:
Blue Line – Noida Electronic City, Noida Sector-52, Noida City Centre, Noida Sector -15, Akshardham, Indraprastha, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, R.K. Ashram, Karol Bagh, Rajendra Place, Shadipur, Kirti Nagar, Rajouri Garden, Subhash Nagar, Tilak Nagar, Uttam Nagar East, Dwarka Mor. Vaishali, Kaushambi, Anand Vihar, Karkarduma, Preet Vihar, Nirman Vihar.
Yellow Line – Samaypur Badli, Jahangir Puri, Azadpur, G.T.B Nagar, Vishwavidyalaya, Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, INA, Hauz Khas, Saket, Huda City Centre.
Red Line – New Bus Adda, Mohan Nagar, Dilshad Garden, Shahdara, Seelampur, Inderlok, Netaji Subhash Place, Rohini West, Rithala.
Green Line – Ashok Park Main, Peeragarhi, Mundka, Bus Stand (Pandit Shree Ram Sharma)
Violet Line – Kashmere Gate, Delhi Gate, I.T.O, Lajpat Nagar, Kalkaji Mandir, Govind Puri, Badarpur Border, Escort Mujesar.
Pink Line – Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus, Sarojini Nagar, Mayur Vihar Phase-1, Welcome, Shiv Vihar.
Magenta Line – Janakpuri West, Munirka, Botanical Garden.
Airport Express Line – Dwarka Sector 21
The fair which is being organized every year since 1980 by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is a major tourist attraction in the capital city of Delhi.