Amidst nationwide celebrations on his birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi bestowed a remarkable gift upon the nation by inaugurating the first phase of the India International Convention and Expo Centre, christened ‘Yashobhoomi,’ on a sunny Sunday, September 17. This colossal project, with a jaw-dropping price tag of approximately Rs 5,400 crore, spans an expansive area of over 8.9 lakh square meters, promising to redefine New Delhi’s urban landscape.
A Hub of Extravagance and Excellence
Yashobhoomi Convention Centre stands as a testament to India’s commitment to grandeur and excellence. With a rich tapestry of features that includes 15 convention rooms, a majestic grand ballroom, and 13 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, this convention and expo center is poised to be the nucleus of grand-scale events and gatherings.
The crown jewel of Yashobhoomi is its colossal exhibition halls, covering an awe-inspiring 1.07 lakh square meters. These expansive halls are destined to play host to exhibitions, trade fairs, and a spectrum of business events, further cementing Yashobhoomi’s reputation as a global stage.
Inside the main auditorium, seating for 6,000 guests has been meticulously designed, boasting an automated seating system that seamlessly transitions between a flat floor and an auditorium-style tiered seating arrangement. The interiors exude opulence, with premium wooden floors and acoustic wall panels, ensuring an unparalleled experience for every guest.
The Grand Ballroom, another gem of Yashobhoomi, features an enchanting petal ceiling and can comfortably accommodate around 2,500 delegates. An extended open area offers additional space for approximately 500 more guests. Spread across eight floors, the 13 meeting rooms are strategically located to become the preferred choice for a diverse range of meetings and gatherings, enhancing the center’s adaptability.
Connecting the Dots: Delhi Airport Metro Express Line
To ensure seamless access to this mammoth convention center, the government is undertaking an ambitious plan to connect it to the Delhi Airport Metro Express Line. In a groundbreaking announcement, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) revealed that the Airport Express Line will operate at a remarkable speed of 120 kilometers per hour (KMPH), a significant leap from its previous speed of 90 KMPH. This achievement is hailed as a historic milestone and a testament to the precision planning and timely execution by DMRC engineers in collaboration with various government bodies and domain experts.
According to DMRC, this achievement is the outcome of meticulous planning and execution. It marks a substantial advancement in the development of India’s fastest metro corridor.
A Glimpse into the Future
This milestone sets the stage for the anticipated extension of high-speed operations across all Delhi Metro lines, positioning Delhi as the home to the fastest metro system in the nation. It solidifies the city’s stature as a trailblazer in modern transportation infrastructure.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inauguration of Yashobhoomi and the transformative improvements in the Delhi Metro underscore the Indian government’s unwavering commitment to modernize and expand the nation’s infrastructure. This move enhances connectivity and positions India as a global hub for conventions, exhibitions, and trade events. The future of India’s convention and transportation landscape shines brighter than ever before.