Pragati Maidan in Delhi will be redeveloped into a world-class Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) at a cost of Rs 2,254 crore.
The convention centre will have the capacity to host up to 7,000 visitors, and the amphitheatre can host another 3,000. The amphitheatre is situated below the first floor of the convention centre, which is at an elevated level standing on columns. With the way the amphitheatre has been integrated with the convention centre, there is enough space for over 10,000 visitors at one time.
The entire stretch in front of Pragati Maidan will be made signal free. There are six to seven tunnels passing through so a visitor can directly come from India Gate, take the underground tunnel and directly enter the basement of Pragati Maidan. Similarly, visitors can directly enter Ring Road from the basement.
A musical fountain is also planned so that IECC also becomes a pleasant place to hang out. The Purana Qila that’s near PragatiMaidan has also been adopted by NBCC under CSR. The whole area will be promoted as a tourist hub.