Lok Sabha Unstarred Question No. 2882 to be answered on 20th March, 2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE)

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2882
TO BE ANSWERED ON 20th MARCH, 2017

REVAMP OF PRAGATI MAIDAN 

2882.  SHRI ASHOK SHANKARRAO CHAVAN:  
SHRI BIDYUT BARAN MAHATO:  
SHRIMATI K. MARAGATHAM:  
SHRI S.R. VIJAYAKUMAR:  
SHRI SUDHEER GUPTA: 
KUNWAR HARIBANSH SINGH: 
SHRI GAJANAN KIRTIKAR: 
SHRI T. RADHAKRISHNAN:  
SHRI VIJAY KUMAR HANSDAK:  
DR. C. GOPALAKRISHNAN:

Will the Minister of COMMERCE & INDUSTRY (वाणिज्य एवं उद्योग मंत्री) be pleased to state:

(a) whether the present facilities in Pragati Maidan complex have been found to fall short of international standards and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government has decided to revamp Pragati Maidan and if so, the details thereof;

(c) the details of expenditure likely to be incurred on this project along with the time by which redevelopment work is likely to start and be completed;

(d) whether India Trade Promotion Organisation(ITPO) is likely to utilize a large amount of its free reserves towards funding of the project and if so, the details thereof;

(e) whether the Government has identified the place where trade fair will be organized during the revamp; and

(f) if so, the details thereof along with the steps taken/being taken by the Government to avoid congestion in and around Pragati Maidan during the trade fair after the revamp?

ANSWER

वाणिज्य एवं उद्योग मंत्री (श्रीमती निर्मला सीतारमण) (स्वतंत्र प्रभार)
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
(INDEPENDENT CHARGE)
(SMT. NIRMALA SITHARAMAN)

(a): Yes Madam. The present exhibition facilities and other infrastructure at Pragati Maidan needs upgradation as it lacks adequate parking facilities and airconditioned exhibition space.

(b): Yes Madam. The Government has decided to redevelop Pragati Maidan complex to include a new world class Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC). In the Phase-I of the redevelopment project approved by the Government, new and additional facilities have been planned which include a convention centre of about 7000 PAX capacity, air conditioned exhibition space of 1,19,445 sq.mtrs and parking facilities for about 4800 vehicles.

(c): An expenditure of Rs. 2,254 crore has been approved for Phase-I of the Project, which is proposed to be completed within 24-30 months from the date of award of work.

(d): Yes Madam. ITPO will contribute Rs. 1,200 crore out of its reserves.

(e) & (f): ITPO has planned to hold the India International Trade Fair (IITF) at the Pragati Maidan itself, though in a different format, during the construction phase. It plans to utilise its existing air-conditioned halls 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 12A and also set up temporary structures in open spaces to meet the shortfall in exhibition space. External interventions to decongest traffic around Pragati Maidan Complex have been planned alongside the redevelopment through the PWD, Govt. of Delhi.