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Old 30th December 2011, 11:55   #16
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No fun in going in the business hours also...This is the scene last time I went in the business hours !!!

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See so many business partners meeting each other !!!
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Is anyone going during the Media days?
Anything special lined up then, which normal people might miss?
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Booked my tickets for the 7th Jan (Saturday)!
Does anyone know if cameras are permitted to be carried into the venue. I was reading on the Auto Expo website and they have banned almost all electronics, but there is no mention of Cameras.
Also, does anyone have recommendation on car parking at a convenient and safe place closest to the venue.

Any advice welcome!
I have carried camera's in all past auto expos and haven't faced any issues. I would suggest to avoid bringing a car to Pragati Maidan. Use the metro. If you insist on taking a car park in the supreme court parking on Bhagwan Das road or Near Gate No. 1 of Pragati Maidan. Other option if they have the park and ride shuttle this time is to park at India gate and take the shuttle.
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Is anyone going during the Media days?
Anything special lined up then, which normal people might miss?
by normal you mean those who visit during non business hours?
well, ill tell you what they miss.
Everything!!!!

Youll only be able to spend good time with Ancillaries etc, but if you want to go look at the new ford?
no chance.
the crowd will be 10 deep, and 3 people will be there for the car, you included.



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I have carried camera's in all past auto expos and haven't faced any issues. I would suggest to avoid bringing a car to Pragati Maidan. Use the metro. If you insist on taking a car park in the supreme court parking on Bhagwan Das road or Near Gate No. 1 of Pragati Maidan. Other option if they have the park and ride shuttle this time is to park at India gate and take the shuttle.
park at Palika, take the CP metro down, Besht!
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by normal you mean those who visit during non business hours?
well, ill tell you what they miss.
Everything!!!!

Youll only be able to spend good time with Ancillaries etc, but if you want to go look at the new ford?
no chance.
the crowd will be 10 deep, and 3 people will be there for the car, you included.
Weekend at Auto Expo is beginning to suddenly sounds sad

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By the by, who all are there on monday, next?
small meet, perchance?
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Is anyone going during the Media days?
Anything special lined up then, which normal people might miss?
The media days are for "accreditted" journalists. The process for which is extremely complicated and entails too much of the rules and regulations that Auto Expo is becoming famous for. In addition, it is like being embedded, they would prefer only those journalists who would write sweet stuff about them, so . . .

Almost all the launches and seminars as well as important events are going to take place on these days. The real Auto Expo, as it were, where enthusiasts and potential buyers congregate, would be the public dates. Sadly, the organisers don't seem to realise that!!
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Hi All,

I will be there on 5th and 6th, managed to get special invitee passes.

Anyone going to be around on these days, we can meet up! Any official auto expo coverage on these days? Since these days are reserved for media and special invitees.
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Hi All,

I will be there on 5th and 6th, managed to get special invitee passes.

Anyone going to be around on these days, we can meet up! Any official auto expo coverage on these days? Since these days are reserved for media and special invitees.
Hi!

I plan to visit on the 6th.. we can meet if you are there on 6th as well . BTW, do you have some extra invitees for 6th as I still do not have the passes in my hand. Thks
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ok guys, any strategy on the least queue way possible to get in on 7/8th Jan?

BMS will actually verify our booking on the entry date, and then issue us an actual ticket. Therefore, the queues will still be there, but at the BMS counter.

Any benefits in the park & ride scheme?
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I am now completely convinced that we will have major chaos on 7/8 Jan.

Their email confirms that counters will be open only at gates 5/7 (atleast a km walking from the metro - who does their planning anyway?).

Honest to God - considering an average agent will take 1 min to verify a booking and issue a ticket, and they have 2 setups with 5 counters each, this means that they can only process 10 customers per minute. Even assuming 3 tickets/customer, that means the 25000 customers' 75000 tickets will be served in 25000/10 = 2500 minutes.

Or 60 hours.

Or there will be utter chaos.

Net net, I feel like a darned fool for having booked via bookmyshow.com
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I got 2 tickets for 5th and 6th so does that mean its for media only and not open for general public?
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Auto expo has always been very badly managed. Whether its the ticketing process or the crown management inside the venue. Its only fun if you have passes and go there real early before the leechers reach there.

I am going to give it a skip this time mostly unless I get hold of some passes. Its way better to experience the event on TBHP dedicated Auto Expo thread.
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I got 2 tickets for 5th and 6th so does that mean its for media only and not open for general public?
5th and 6th are media and special invitee days. So the ticket you have might be a special invite.I think these would be these best days to go.

Check out : http://www.autoexpo.in/show_timiing.asp

BTW, I will be there 6th Jan, 10 am onwards.

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