12th Indian Auto Expo hits the Capital (Delhi). Super machines in tow.

The 12th Edition of the Indian Auto expo is soon going to come and Auto manufacturers are busy readying their cars and concepts for the greatest auto shows of all time.  It is given the title of Asia’s largest and the second world’s largest motor show. The show is to be organized at Pragati Maidan and is a joint organization by the Automotive Component Manufacturer Association (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

There are two version of the Auto Expo. One is the Motor show which will be held from February 7th to 11th. And the next thing is components which will be held from February 6th to 9th. The Motor show will be held in Indian Expo Mart, Greater Noida. The website for the expo is rather very well designed and can even overtake the design of other auto expos. Kudos to the developers. Not much detail about the releases are known yet but the webpage gives some general details on questions like, the hows and the whats. Here is a glance.

Indian Auto Expo 2014
Indian Auto Expo 2014

1.   Currency

Only Indian Currency is accepted and credit/debit cards which are VISA/MasterCard based are accepted. But it is recommended that foreign nationals do cash in their currency for Indian rupees.

2. VISA Requirement

Visa is very much required and if you don’t have a valid Visa, then Shwish!!! You’ll go flying out of the country. The Visa must be obtained from the Indian Mission/ Consular’s Office in that particular country.

3. Vaccination

Vaccination is very much important and it is for prevention of any contagious diseases particularly yellow fever. Persons with valid vaccination certificates are allowed to enter the country and thereby the event.

4. Climate

February marks the beginning of winter in India and the winter is very harsh in some places. Don’t forget your wollens and your sweaters.

5. Electric Supply

India uses a 220V 50Hz supply which is very much different as compared to the other countries especially the US which use a 110V. Some hotels do offer the 110V for shavers and dryers. But, if you are carrying a laptop or other equipments which were made for the 110V supply, be careful not to plug it into direct supply. Do carry an adapter or visit any electronic stores to get one.

6. Emergency

Safety is important in anything and everything and if any emergency does occur, here are some emergency numbers of Delhi.

  • Accident and Trauma: 10999
  • Fire Service: 101
  • Ambulance: 102
  • CATS (Ambulance): 1099
  • Police: 100

7. Stay

Official Travel/Stay partners are as follows:

International Travel House Limited
T – 2, Community Centre
Sheikh Sarai Phase – 1
New Delhi – 110017
Tel: +91-11-26017808 / 46059116 Fax: +91-11-26011543
Contact: Mr. SudipSinha / Mob : +91-9711155780
Contact: Mr. Arun Kumar / Mob : +91-9811334225
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Mumbai -400 001
Tel: +91-22-66091572 (Mumbai) / + 91-124-6120363 (Gurgaon)
Contact: Ms. Meenakshi Mishra / Mob :+91-9819036145 (Mumbai)
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