Prime Minster Narendra Modi launched the first phase of the International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC), YashoBhoomi, in Delhi’s Dwarka today on his birthday (September 17). ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ chants reverberated at the convention centre after PM Modi inaugurated the YashoBhoomi.
PM Modi took a metro ride on his way to the Convention Centre. He was seen interacting with the commuters in the metro.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated the extension of the Delhi Airport Metro Express line from Dwarka Sector 21 to a new metro station ‘YashoBhoomi Dwarka Sector 25’.
YashoBhoomi will also be connected to the Delhi Airport Metro Express line with the inauguration of the new metro station at Dwarka Sector 25.
Reaching YashoBhoomi Convention Centre, PM Modi interacted with the artisans and craftspeople.
After inaugurating YashoBhoomi and the extension of Delhi metro airport line, PM Modi launched his government’s ambitious scheme, “PM Vishwakarma”, which is aimed at helping artisans and craftsmen and others engaged in traditional skills on the occasion.
As practitioners of these traditional occupations come largely from Other Backward Classes, the scheme with an outlay of Rs 13,000 crore is also being seen as the ruling BJP’s outreach to the politically important segment.
YashoBhoomi is going to be one of the world’s largest MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) facilities with a project area of over 8.9 lakh square metres and a total built-up area of more than 1.8 lakh square metres.
The convention centre, built across more than 73,000 square metres of area, comprises 15 convention rooms, including, the main auditorium, a ballroom and 13 meeting rooms with a total capacity of holding 11,000 delegates.
The main auditorium is the plenary hall for the convention centre and is equipped with a seating capacity of around 6,000 guests. It features an innovative automated seating system that allows for various seating configurations.
Distinguished by its unique petal ceiling, the ballroom can host approximately 2,500 guests, with an additional open area seating up to 500 people. The 13 meeting rooms, spread across eight floors, are designed to accommodate a range of meetings of different scales.
In addition to these facilities, YashoBhoomi also offers one of the world’s largest exhibition halls, spanning over 1.07 lakh square meters. These halls, connected to a grand foyer space, will host exhibitions, trade fairs, and business events. The foyer has multiple support areas, like, media rooms, VVIP lounges, cloak facilities, visitor information centre, and ticketing counters.