New Delhi: Fifty new
two-wheelers, cars, buses and trucks would be launched at the Auto
Expo 2012 beginning here Jan 5.
"This year's auto expo will have 50 launches across categories
like two-wheelers, trucks, buses and cars," S. Sandilya,
president, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), said
The eleventh edition of the exhibition, which is held after a
two-year interval, is being jointly organised by SIAM,
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Automotive Component
Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA).
According to Sandilya, 1,500 exhibitors from 24 countries would
participate in the trade show.
"Many international companies, not only vehicle manufacturers but
tyre and component makers, are also participating."
Sandilya said the theme of the auto expo would be "Mobility for
All" with special focus on green technologies in sectors such as
alternative fuels, electric and hybrid vehicles.
The organisers added that this year's expo will have new features
such as online booking of tickets and a cap on the number of
visitors on public days.
"The unique feature at this edition would be that people will be
saved from hassles of physically buying ticket, as online booking
is open," Rajive Kaul, chairman, steering committee, Auto Expo
Kaul added that the venue at Pragati Maidan could accommodate
100,000 visitors, including 30,000 exhibitors, media and police