Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 13
A state-of-the-art exhibition centre will come up in the city. The facility will be built over 20,000 sq m area with a 50-room 3 to 4-star hotel by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA), a senior official told The Tribune here on Wednesday.
The development assumes significance as the new exhibition centre in Ludhiana, popularly known as the Manchester of India, which has the largest number of registered industrial units in any district of the state, aims at creating a state-of-the-art, world-class exhibition and convention facility on a par with the best in the industry countrywide, in size and quality.
Offering an efficient and quality setting for international as well as national meetings, conferences, exhibitions and trade shows, the facility will have an exhibition area over 16,000 sq m and indoor halls over 10,000 sq m.
- Project cost: Rs150 crore
- Total built-up area: 20,000 sq m
- Facilities: 50-room 3 to 4-star hotel, exhibition area over 16,000 sq m, indoor halls over 10,000 sq m
- Agreement with developer: March
- Start of construction: September
- Project completion: 2024
GLADA will sign an agreement with the developer in March and the construction will begin in September with a three-year project completion target till 2024.
As per the project report, the indoor halls will have high-floor loads, minimal columns, flexible floor configurations, plug and play at each booth.
The outdoor exhibition area to be spread over 5,000 sq m will support very high floor loads and underground cabling. The meeting and breakout rooms will be built over 1,000 sq m.
Comprising a pantry and coffee shop as well, the entire facility will be equipped with public address in three to four languages, internet LAN, WiFi, full power backup and UPS. It will also have provision of ample loading/unloading areas with truck waiting areas.
Besides, all necessary back-of-house areas (kitchen, F&B etc) and 3-4-star hotel with 50 rooms, the facility has been designed with ample basement parking of over 500 cars.
“A large commercial and retail development will support the industry, exhibitions and commercial activities in East Ludhiana,” the official added.
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