On the occasion of PM Modi’s birthday, he was scheduled to inaugurate ‘YashoBhoomi’ which is a convention centre that is located in Dwarka. And Prime Minister Narendra Modi has successfully inaugurated the first phase of the Indian International Convention Centre (IICC). It has been built at a cost of rupees 5,400 crore on an area of over 73,000 square meters. The convention hall consists of 14 convention rooms and a main auditorium. Earlier in the noon, PM Modi took a ride on the delhi metro to reach YashoBhoomi convention centre.
PM Modi in a recent speech talked about conference tourism in which he said that the YashoBhoomi and the Bharat Mandapam are going to make Delhi the biggest hub of conference tourism. In the speech he revealed that the conference tourism industry is of more than 25,00,000 crore rupees. He also stated that more than 32,000 exhibitions and expos our held globally. However, he highlighted that right now India has only 1% contribution in the industry, which can be significantly increased with the new convention centre.
What is Yashobhoomi?
The convention hall also consists of a grand ballroom along with 13 meeting rooms which can handle a total of 11,000 attendes. It has 7 and entrances and exits and is 21 minutes travel from Delhi metro station. Speaking of which, PM Modi has dedicated a New Metro Station which is the extension of Delhi Airport Metro Express line. It has been named as ‘YashoBhoomi Dwarka Sector 25’ which will connect the YashoBhoomi to Delhi Airport Metro Express, Dwarka Sector 21 to new Dwarka Sector 25.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro will be increasing the operational speed of its trains from 90 km per hour to 120 km per hour from Sunday. The YashoBhoomi will be operational as soon as after the inauguration. There is a huge possibility that the new convention centre potentially be counted as one of the world’s largest facilities for Meetings Initiative Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE). The convention centre also features a 1,07,000 square meters exhibition area.