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Old 15th November 2012, 22:29   #16
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Guys, a bit off-topic(Mods can move the post to proper thread, if any) : When will be the Auto Expo in 2013? Usual time in January 2nd week or dates will be announced only later? Heard back in '12 Expo that '13's expo may get delayed to January end or February. Is that true ?
Umm.....My friend! You're wrong here. Auto Expo generally happen after 2 years. So, The next Auto Expo should be in 2014 and not 2013.

Coming back to thread, great news indeed! I went to the 2012 Expo and the crowd number was very high and also the infrastructure of Pragati Maidan wasn't upto the mark of Int'l Motor Shows. People were in such a hurry as if they had to catch some train! Just imagine, an Int'l motor show in India with the infrastructure disappointing! This strategy to shift the Expo venue to Noida is a good decision but Government must spend cash to build the infrastructure required for such shows in India. After all, this is the need of hour for Indian shows. I hope 2014 Expo sees some improvement in this department.

Indians pay a lot of taxes and in turn aren't provided the infrastructure which everyone aspires. Do you agree?

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I personally think (and hope I am wrong) is that it will change little. Yes the brochure collectors will be lesser, but our numbers are WAY too high - global fairs look EMPTY in comparison. Even in greater noida, there will be enough folks gatecrashing the party - though it should be lesser for sure. Let's see.
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No Metro connectivity is going to hamper the footfalls big time. And in the absence of public transport the organizers will have to ensure ample and convenient parking. Lets see...
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No Metro connectivity is going to hamper the footfalls big time. And in the absence of public transport the organizers will have to ensure ample and convenient parking. Lets see...
I'm sure they'll try to have shuttle-buses from the closest public transport location to the place.

Even this year, they had a lot of systems in place (internal bus routes, etc) but pragati maidan was just bursting at the seams!

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The Expo area in Greater Noida has vast grounds available for parking.
Sure, without metro, expect lesser footfalls. Casual visitors will be much lesser, definitely.

Since this area is not a hub, expect less traffic chaos too. For example, F1 had well managed traffic this year, all thanks to wide roads and ample width of service lanes.
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I feel that 30%-40% footfalls could have been reduced at Pragati Maidan itself, by rationalizing the 'glamour-quotient' of the event. Might have been easier than shifting the venue.

A good percentage of the current crowd in general hours appears to be primarily interested in the models (not the automotive variety) and freebies.

Nevertheless, this is good planning from a longer term perspective
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Since this area is not a hub, expect less traffic chaos too. For example, F1 had well managed traffic this year, all thanks to wide roads and ample width of service lanes.
F1 had Vodafone going gorilla on Airtel with DND free pass. I guess that wont be free for Autoexpo. Friends got stuck in traffic jams while on their way back. It might not be as bad as the current venue but if 60k F1 visitors can cause bottlenecks think of 200k visitors to GN if not 300k on a weekend.
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F1 had Vodafone going gorilla on Airtel with DND free pass. I guess that wont be free for Autoexpo. Friends got stuck in traffic jams while on their way back. It might not be as bad as the current venue but if 60k F1 visitors can cause bottlenecks think of 200k visitors to GN if not 300k on a weekend.
Almost everybody and their uncle used the " media" pass because of the connectivity and distance to pragati maidan.
I for one don't believe the same to be willing to commute this distance, no matter what freebies lie on the route.
Plus, you've got to take into account the staggered entry and exit, rather than the mass entry and exodus of the race.

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Almost everybody and their uncle used the " media" pass because of the connectivity and distance to pragati maidan.
I for one don't believe the same to be willing to commute this distance, no matter what freebies lie on the route.
Plus, you've got to take into account the staggered entry and exit, rather than the mass entry and exodus of the race.
Yes, as I mentioned earlier, it's a good move. Execution still a bit sceptic about it. Cheers!
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