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Metro stations to sell Trade Fair tickets from Nov 14

PTI 13 Nov 2014, 6:25:05 AM IST

New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will start selling the entry tickets of India International Trade Fair for business days from November 14 and for the general public days from November 19.

The business days for visiting the India International Trade Fair (IITF) are November 14-18 and for the general public, visiting days are November 19-27.  

The IITF entry tickets for general public days will be available at all the metro stations except Airport Express Line, where tickets will be available for Trade Fair only at Dhaula Kuan station.

Therefore, general public is advised that in order to avoid last minute rush of purchasing tickets at Pragati Maidan Metro station, they shall purchase the tickets from their originating station, DMRC Executive Director (Corporate Communications) Anuj Dayal said.

Tickets for business days will be available only at 30 Metro stations—Rithala, Dilshad Garden, Jahangirpuri, HUDA City Centre, Noida City Centre, Anand Vihar, Central Secretariat, Inderlok, Kashmere Gate, Rajiv Chowk, Barakhamba, Saket, MG Road, Noida Sec-15, Vaishali, Laxmi Nagar, Rajori Garden, Janakpuri West, Dwarka Mor, Dwarka Sec-9, Dwarka Sec-21, Mundka, Peeragrahi, Punjabi Bagh, Badarpur, Govindpuri, Lajpat Nagar, Mandi House, Janpath, and Dhaula Kuan.

IITF tickets for both business as well as general days can be purchased from Customer Care Centres of the stations from 8:30 AM to 4 PM on the above mentioned dates.  

The tickets for business days is priced at Rs 400 and for general days entry ticket at Metro stations will be priced at Rs 50 (adult) and Rs 30 (child) on weekdays and Rs 80 (adult) and Rs 50 (child) on weekends/holidays.  The Delhi Metro will be operating 20 exclusive token or smart card counters from within the IITF-Pragati Maidan premises near its Gate number 10 from 1 PM to 9 PM on all general days, Dayal said.

The tickets will be sold from stations only for the same day as the tickets are day specific only and no advance tickets will be available for sale, he added.  

The DMRC is expecting massive crowds to use the Pragati Maidan Metro station and therefore additional ticket counters will be opened at Pragati Maidan Metro station. Additional DMRC officers and staff, customer facilitation agents and security staff will also be deployed at all stations, Dayal said.

At Pragati Maidan Metro station, IITF tickets will be available only for Metro users. People coming from outside Metro premises need to buy the tickets from ITPO Gate No 1 and 2.

During the general days, DMRC will be running peak hour frequency of 2 minutes 45 second on Line-3 from Dwarka to Yamuna Bank throughout the day i.e, from 8 AM to 8 PM. Besides this, two trains on each Line will also be kept as standby during Trade Fair to facilitate better passenger handling, whenever required, Dayal added.