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IECC complex epitomizes India's pursuit of economic & technological excellence

Niti Post - July 25, 2023
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to dedicate International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) complex at Pragati Maidan on 26th July to the nation. Developed at a cost of about Rs 2700 crore, the sprawling complex is spread over 123 acres. It is India’s largest MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) destination and finds place among the top exhibition and convention complexes across the world.

This complex Multiple state-of-the-art facilities including new Convention Centre, Exhibition halls, amphitheaters etc, have been developed. A grand architectural marvel, the Convention Centre will host large-scale international exhibitions and conferences. Developed in the shape of Shankha, it incorporates several architectural elements of India's traditional art and culture. The newly-built complex will play a key role in promoting India as a global business destination.

In terms of the covered space available for events, the IECC Complex finds its place among the top exhibition and convention complexes in the world. The Convention Centre is developed as the centerpiece of Pragati Maidan complex. It is a grand architectural marvel, designed to host large-scale international exhibitions, trade fairs, conventions, conferences, and other prestigious events.

The convention is equipped with multiple meeting rooms, lounges, auditoriums, amphitheater and business centre, making it capable of hosting a wide range of events. Its majestic multi-purpose hall and plenary hall have a combined capacity of seven thousand people, which is larger than the seating capacity of the famous Sydney Opera House in Australia. Its magnificent Amphitheater is equipped with a seating capacity of 3,000 individuals.

The architectural design of the Convention Centre building is inspired from Indian traditions and showcases India’s confidence and conviction in its past, while also embracing modern facilities and way of life. The shape of the building is derived from the Shankha (conch shell), different walls and facades of the Convention Centre depict several elements of India's traditional art and culture including ‘Surya Shakti’ highlighting India’s efforts in harnessing solar energy, ‘Zero to ISRO’, celebrating our achievements in space, Pancha Mahabhuta signifying the building blocks of universal foundation- Aakash (Sky), Vayu (Air), Agni (Fire), Jal (Water), Prithvi (Earth), among others. Also, various paintings and Tribal art forms from different regions of the country adorn the Convention Centre.

Other facilities available in the Convention Centre include 5G-enabled fully Wi-Fi covered campus, 10G Intranet connectivity, interpreter room equipped with cutting-edge technology to support 16 different languages, advanced AV systems with huge-sized video walls, building management system ensuring optimal functionality and energy efficiency, light management system with dimming and occupancy sensors, state-of-the-art DCN (Data Communication Network) system, integrated surveillance system and energy-efficient centralized air conditioning system.

The IECC complex features a total of seven exhibition halls, each serving as a versatile space for hosting exhibitions, trade fairs, and business events. The exhibition halls are designed to accommodate a diverse range of industries and showcase products and services from around the world. These state-of-the-art structures are a testament to modern engineering and architectural prowess.

The development of the area outside the IECC is also thoughtfully designed that complements the beauty of the main complex and a testimony of careful planning and development that has gone into this project. The sculptures, installations and murals showcase the rich cultural heritage of India, Musical Fountains adds an element of enchantment and spectacle, Water Bodies such as ponds, lakes, and artificial streams, enhance the tranquility and aesthetics of the area.

The convenience of visitors is a priority at the IECC, reflected in the provision of over 5,500 vehicle parking spaces. The ease of access through signal-free roads ensures that visitors can reach the venue without any hassle. Also, the overall design prioritizes the comfort and convenience of attendees, facilitating seamless movement within the IECC complex.

The development of the new IECC complex at Pragati Maidan will help in promotion of India as a global business destination. It will also play a vital role in boosting trade and commerce, leading to economic growth and job creation.

The concention will support the growth of small and medium enterprises by providing them with a platform to showcase their products and services on a national and international stage. It will also facilitate knowledge exchange and encourage the dissemination of best practices, technological advancements, and industry trends.

IECC at Pragati Maidan epitomizes India's pursuit of economic and technological excellence in the spirit of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and is a step towards building a New India.

 

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