What is this Expo all about?
The first Auto Expo was commenced in the year 1986 under the patronage of Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, the former prime minister of India. Moreover, it is Asia's largest and World's second largest automotive exhibition. This international motor show used to feature exhibitors from all over the world which acts as a medium for latest technology and happenings in the automotive world. The 2016 Auto Expo was divided into 'The Motor Show' and 'Components' is to be followed in the years to come. Simply, it is an exhibition where manufacturers will show of their new models and technologies or what one should expect in the next two years.
Auto Expo also acts as one of the important platforms in the country to showcase upcoming models and concept vehicles from different exhibitors. They also have dedicated slots for start-ups and various domestic players. Highly credited authorities like ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India), SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) and CII (Confederation Indian Industry) are main organizers of the event.
When and Where
The 2018 Auto Expo will be featured from 8th February to 14th February of 2018. The whole event will take place at two different venues as two separate events. "2018 Auto Expo: The Motor Show" will be held at India Expo Mart of Greater Noida in UP and "Auto Expo: Components" at Pragati Maidan of New Delhi. However, Pragati Maidan used to be the main venue for the Expo until 2012.
The days are again separated into 'Business Hours' which is from 10 am to 1 pm and 'General Public Hours' starts from 1 pm to 6 pm. However, on Saturday, Sunday and on the final day, there won't be any business hours. Therefore, the expo will be opened to the public from 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets for the Auto Expo will be sold through their official website and other online channels. Offline tickets are sold at the venues prior to the exhibition days.
More or less it will be an automotive extravaganza that every petrol head of the country should attend.