Auto Expo 2023 Postponed Due to COVID-19 Pandemic: Report

Published:Nov 26, 202316:03

New Delhi: The nation's main car present, the Auto Expo, which was scheduled to happen in February subsequent 12 months at Greater Noida, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 state of affairs and apprehensions of a potential third wave, trade physique SIAM mentioned on Monday. The final version of the biennial car present befell in February 2020. ANAND Group, Mando Corporation Join Hands to Produce, Market Electric Vehicle Components.

"The magnitude of the risk of spread of infection is extremely high in a business-to-consumer (B2C) show like the Auto Expo which is visited by large crowds and maintaining social distancing would be difficult. It has therefore been decided to postpone the Auto Expo – The Motor Show for now," Society of Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Director General Rajesh Menon mentioned in a press release.

The actual date for the subsequent version of Auto Expo – The Motor Show can be finalised later this 12 months maintaining in view the COVID state of affairs and in alignment with the OICA Calendar of world Auto exhibits, he added.

Menon famous that security of exhibitors, guests and all stakeholders concerned and current on the Auto Expo is the highest most precedence for SIAM. It is on this context that the Indian car trade and SIAM recognises the inherent dangers in organising the Auto Expo due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the apprehensions of a potential third wave, he mentioned.

"Also, Auto Expo is like a festival of celebration, for the Indian auto industry and we look forward to receiving maximum people with no fear of spread of infection," he added.

Elaborating additional, Menon famous that there's uncertainty round how COVID-19 would develop within the coming months and on the similar time organising Auto Expo would wish a lead time of ideally a 12 months.  The Auto Expo 2020 noticed whole footfalls of over six lakh guests. The nation's flagship auto present had witnessed round 70 product launches and unveils, 352 product shows from 108 exhibitors. Keeping in tempo with the development of eco-friendly autos, the expo had additionally witnessed the launch of 35 electrical autos.

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