As reported by the Economic Times in this article, the iconic Pragati Maidan is set to be revamped this year.

With a budget of INR 2,000 crores, expect wholesale changes. Plans include razing of entire buildings to make space for new structures including a huge new convention hall, more exhibition halls, underground parking {there needs to be more of this in the city!} and all-new access roads leading to the property.

There are even plans {don’t hold your breath} to improve the nearby intersection between Mathura Road and Bhairon Road. However since this would require government clearance, it is not linked to the main project.

Phase I of the reconstruction project is set to last for 36 months, but traders needn’t worry, the trade fair will continue being held in a temporary space.

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