Over 1 lakh people visiting Auto Expo daily, says SIAM Director General Rajesh Menon

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Greater Noida (09/02/2020) : Asia’s largest automotive show – Auto Expo, which began on Wednesday at India Expo Mart, is witnessing a huge footfall of more than 1 lakh people on an average at the venue, confirmed Rajesh Menon, Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) while speaking to Ten News.

“The mega show is receiving a huge footfall. The first day of the show was dedicated for the media coverage and the second day for the dealer community, since then the show has been opened for the general public who are coming to the expo in large numbers. On Saturday, the number of people visiting Auto Expo crossed the 1 lakh mark.”

Over the ongoing slow down in the auto sector, the SIAM DG said, “It’s difficult to calculate how much boost the auto industry will get post auto expo, but it is expected that the sales figures will go up.”

Taking about the future of electric vehicles in Indian market, Menon said, “Penetration of E-Vehicles has alredy been started in the Indian market and as the infrastructure like charging stations, price reduction of batteries is developed, the market is bound to grow.”

He also acknowledged the Government’s Fame 2 Policy for the promotion of Electric Vehicles, saying that the Electric Vehicles launches in past 3-4 months has been possible due to this policy only.

With the Expo being underway at India Expo Mart, the Aqua line of the Noida Metro has witnessed highest daily ridership on Friday since its beginning of operations in January last year as visitors throng the public transport facility to visit the Auto Expo.

As many as 32,923 people rode the newly constructed metro line as against an average daily ridership of about 25,000 as reported by a News daily.

The 15th Auto Expo will continue till February 12 at the India Expo Mart, Knowledge Park 2, in Greater Noida.

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