ITPO connects India’s business community with global buyers and investors through flagship events such as the India International Trade Fair (IITF) held at Pragati Maidan each year in November. This year, ITPO began the modernization of Pragati Maidan and the new complex will undoubtedly add grandeur to India’s capital and become a source of national pride.
‘The IECC project will be a game-changer for the international and Indian exhibition and convention industry’, says L.C. Goyal, ITPO Chairman. ‘It will also strengthen ITPO’s key role as a government trade promotion agency committed to the country’s vision for the future’.
The design and layout plans of the IECC were prepared by ARCOP Associates Pvt. Ltd. with Aedas Pte. Ltd. of Singapore. Approved by Delhi Urban Art Commission and the National Monuments Authority, the complex will house an iconic convention centre with a capacity of 7,000. The new Pragati Maidan will bring together information communication technologies and building design innovation via a smart-grid which manages energy use and reduces waste. Even the basement parking, designed for 4,800 vehicles, will utilize smart-technologies to deliver better services.
Wide-ranging traffic decongestion strategies are also being implemented to benefit the general public and provide better access to the IECC. Covered pedestrian walk-ways around the complex and a skywalk to the Pragati Maidan Metro station will also improve connectivity.
In line with the pace of development projects in India, ITPO expects to deliver the project within twenty four month.
‘Our task is to attract participants and business delegates from all over the world’, says Goyal. ‘With its sheer magnificence and business conduciveness, the IECC will be an architectural marvel and a majestic landmark destination designed to be experienced in its entire splendour’.