On public day one, Auto Expo gets 79,000 footfalls

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 19, 2018 Published on February 05, 2016

Superbikes and vintage cars prove biggest attractions

Auto Expo 2016 saw 79,000 footfalls on Friday, the day it was thrown open to the public. The biennial show had witnessed 75,000 visitors day one in 2014.

This time around, visitors had various engaging and entertaining activities, with superbikes continuing to be one of the biggest attractions, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said on Friday.

“A group of superbikers rode to the venue in full gear, floored the audience with their machines and also participated in a programme to explain why and how safety precautions are important,” said the industry body.

Puppet shows and street plays were also organised to raise road safety awareness among riders, drivers and pedestrians.

The vintage car pavilion was another crowd puller, along with the ‘Bollywood motor’ section, which established a ‘connect’ between popular Hindi films and the vehicles that attained cult status after ‘starring’ in them.

SIAM said it expects hectic activity over the weekend as well. The Auto Expo is organised by industry bodies such as SIAM, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA).

Published on February 05, 2016
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