September 18, 2023: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17 dedicated to the nation Phase-1 of India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC), also called Yashobhoomi. “The prime minister’s vision of having a world-class infrastructure for hosting meetings, conferences and exhibitions in the country will be strengthened with the operationalisation of Yashobhoomi at Dwarka,” the government said in an official statement. Here is all you need to know about the much-talked about convention centre.
11 facts about Yashobhoomi Convention and Expo Centre
Location: Touted to be among the world’s biggest convention centres in India, the Yashobhoomi Convention and Expo Centre is located at Dwarka Sector 25.
Area: The convention centre has a total project area of over 8.9 lakh square metre (sqm). The total built-up area of Yashobhoomi is over 1.8 lakh sqm. This spread is set to make it count among the world’s largest MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) facilities.
Cost: The project is developed at a cost of around Rs 5,400 crore.
Facilities: The project is built across more than 73 thousand sqm of area, comprises 15 convention rooms, including the main auditorium, the grand ballroom and 13 meeting rooms, with a total capacity of holding 11,000 delegates.
Capacity: The plenary hall in the convention center is equipped with a seating capacity of around 6,000 guests. The Grand Ballroom, with a unique petal ceiling, can host around 2,500 guests. It also has an extended open area that can seat up to 500 people. The 13 meeting rooms that are spread across eight floors can hold a variety of meetings of different scales.
Yashobhoomi exhibition halls: Yashobhoomi offers one of the largest exhibition halls in the world. Built across over 1.07 lakh sqm, these exhibition halls will be utilised for hosting exhibitions, trade fairs and business events.
Yashobhoomi foyer: The grand foyer is uniquely designed with copper ceiling which filters light in the space through the various skylights. The foyer will house various support areas such as the media rooms, VVIP lounges, cloak facilities, visitor information centre, ticketing, etc.
Décor: All public circulation areas in Yashobhoomi have been designed in such a way that it represents continuity with convention centres outdoor space. It is made of materials and objects inspired from Indian culture in the form of terrazzo floors with Brass inlay, representing rangolis patterns, suspended sound absorbent metal cylinders and lit up patterned walls.
Automation: The convention centre has the largest LED media facade in the country. The auditorium has one of the most innovative automated seating systems, allowing the floor to be a flat floor or an auditorium-style tiered seating for different seating configurations.
Connectivity: Yashobhoomi is connected to the Delhi Airport Metro Express Line through the Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25 Metro Station. The convention centre is connected to the metro station by a subway.
Parking facility: The underground car parking facility for over 3,000 cars is also equipped with more than 100 electric charging points.
Green footprint: Yashobhoomi is equipped with a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment system with 100% wastewater reuse, provisions of rainwater harvesting. Its campus has received a platinum certification from the CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
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