Just one week after hosting the G20 Summit in Pragati Maidan’s Bharat Mandapam, Delhi is scheduled to acquire its second large-scale convention and exposition site, the India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC), near Dwarka.
The first phase of IICC is set to commence on September 17, coinciding with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of the PM Vishwakarma Kaushal Samman (PM-VIKAS) initiative.
Apart from the exposition halls and conference center, the Rs 25,703-crore IICC in Dwarka’s sector-25 would include office spaces, retail spaces, and hotel rooms.
The IICC is being built in two phases and is located 10 kilometers from IGI Airport and approximately 25 kilometers southwest of Connaught Place, New Delhi’s city center.
The IICC map is illustrative.
The first phase contains a gigantic convention center, two exposition halls, and a 3,000-car parking lot.
Development in Phase One
According to the IICC website, the multi-purpose convention center will contain the largest auditorium in the country, seating over 6,000 people.
It has a grand ballroom with 2,400 seats as well as 13 smaller mid and large-sized conference rooms.
The two exhibition halls will have roughly 54,000 sqm of leasable space and can accommodate around 1,800 show booths. Outdoor locations will also be available for use.
The arena and three more exposition rooms will be included in Phase 2 of construction.
Development in Phase Two.
When finished, the IICC would be India’s largest conference and exhibition center, with a total indoor space of 300,000 sqm.
IICC will be a great destination for organisers, exhibitors, and purchasers, with a total of 3,500 hotel accommodations within 1 km, as well as shopping, entertainment, and business services.
The Bharat Mandapam, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 26, is now India’s largest convention and exhibition venue.
It can seat 7,000 people in its multi-purpose and plenary rooms combined, which is greater than the famed Sydney Opera House, which can fit roughly 5,900 in its different halls.
The core concept that guided its design is ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,’ which also serves as the subject for India’s current G20 chairmanship.