President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the India International Trade Fair which would witness participation of about 7,000 exhibitors from across the globe.
The 14-day International trade fair will be held from November 14 to 27 where the first four days will be reserved for business visitors. The fair will open for the general public on November 18 between 9.30am and 7.30pm.
Set up in 1977, India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is the nodal trade promotion agency which works under the commerce ministry.
"This year, Startup India Standup India is the theme of the fair. The Partner Country is Vietnam and the Focus Country is Kyrgyz Republic," ITPO said in a statement.
“For the first time this year, there will be no tickets sold at the gates of Pragati Maidan,” said Sanjay Vashistha, the deputy manager (PR) at ITPO.
"For the general public, (November 18-27), tickets will be sold from November 18 at the metro stations. The entry tickets for the general public, however, would be available at all stations, including on the Airport Express Line, except the Pragati Maidan Metro Station," the DMRC said in a statement.
IITF tickets for both businesses as well as general days can be purchased from the Customer Care Centres of Metro stations from 08:30 am to 05:00 pm on all days, it said.
The fair is being organised at Pragati Maidan by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) under Commerce Ministry.
The 42 stations include Dilshad Garden, Rithala, ITO, Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid, Janpath, Lajpat Nagar, Govind Puri, Badarpur, Escorts Mujesar, New Delhi, Dhaula Kuan, Sikanderpur, Huda City Centre and Noida City Centre, across all corridors.
Business visitor registration counters will be set up at Gate number one (of Maidan) during the business days (November 14-17) and the tickets will be prices at Rs 500.