India's capabilities to host global events and exhibitions will make a significant leap forward with the inauguration of 'YashoBhoomi' by PM Narendra Modi on Sunday. This world-class venue constitutes the first phase of the India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) project located in Dwarka, New Delhi. This will signify a major advancement in the nation's capacity to accommodate larger audiences and provide state-of-the-art facilities for various international events.
'YashoBhoomi' stands as one of the world's largest MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) facilities, encompassing an impressive project area of over 8.9 lakh square meters and a total built-up area exceeding 1.8 lakh square meters. It boasts 15 convention rooms, including the main Auditorium, the Grand Ballroom, and 13 meeting rooms, collectively accommodating up to 11,000 delegates. A notable feature of the Convention Centre is the country's largest LED media facade.
This inauguration on Prime Minister Modi's birthday signifies a remarkable leap forward in India's capacity to host international events and exhibitions. 'YashoBhoomi,' with its substantial size and cutting-edge amenities, underscores India's commitment to providing a conducive environment for world-class conventions and conferences, aligning with the nation's vision for global self-sufficiency and growth.
'YashoBhoomi' is a remarkable addition to India's event-hosting capabilities. The main auditorium, seating around 6,000 guests, features an innovative automated seating system, wooden floors, and accoustic wall panels. The Grand Ballroom can host 2,500 guests with a unique petal ceiling and an extended open area for 500 more attendees.
There are 13 meeting rooms, and 'YashoBhoomi' boasts one of the world's largest Exhibition halls at over 1.07 lakh square meters, ideal for exhibitions and trade fairs. The grand foyer has a captivating copper ceiling and various support areas, including media rooms, VVIP lounges, cloak facilities, a visitor information centre, and ticketing services.
'YashoBhoomi' draws inspiration from Indian culture with terrazzo floors featuring brass inlay rangoli patterns and intricate patterned walls. Sustainability is a priority with a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment system achieving 100 percent wastewater reuse. The venue also incorporates rainwater harvesting, and rooftop solar panels, and holds a Green Cities Platinum certification from the CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
Accessibility is enhanced through the connection to the Delhi Airport Metro Express line, with a new metro station at Dwarka Sector 25. Delhi Metro has increased train speeds on the Airport Express Line to 120 km/hr, reducing travel time from New Delhi to 'YashoBhoomi' Dwarka Sector 25 to just 21 minutes, bolstering the venue's convenience and appeal.
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