The theme for this edition of the fair is ‘Ease of Doing Business’. The fair will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari. First five days will be reserved for business and the Fair will be open to the general public from the 19th of this month. Entry tickets for business days will be available for 500 rupees per person and season ticket for 1,800 rupees.
For all visitors during public days, ticket charges will be Rs. 60 for adults and Rs. 40 for children on working days. On Saturday, Sunday and any public holiday, the tickets will be 120 rupees for adult and Rs. 60 for children.
Entry tickets are available at 66 metro stations, excluding Pragati Maidan metro station and entry gates of trade fair. People can visit the Fair from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Several countries, including Australia, Iran, the UK, Vietnam, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia are participating in the 14-day Trade Fair.
This year the status of ‘Partner Country’ has been accorded to Afghanistan and South Korea will be the Focus Country. Bihar and Jharkhand will be the focus states.