Hyderabad: All India Industrial Exhibition which is popularly known as Numaish is set to begin on 1st January 2020.
After the fire accident which took place in Exhibition last year, it was speculated that stall owners will be reluctant to show any interest in the Numaish. However, according to Exhibition Society secretary B Prabha Shankar, the majority of the traders who had set up stalls last year have shown interest this year too.
Safety of visitors
For the safety of the visitors, many arrangements have been made. Number of stalls has been reduced to ensure their free movement.
To tackle any untoward incident, arrangement for comprehensive firefighting system was made.
Two water sumps with a capacity of 1.5 lakh liters have been constructed. The underground pipeline of 2 km was laid to cover each and every stall in the Exhibition. 40 trained firefighter personnel will be deployed along with 500 trained persons.
Apart from the safety of the visitors, other facilities were also made available for them. Free parking facility in and around the Exhibition Ground will be available.
Metro will operate extra trains for the convenience of the visitors.
Home Minister of Telangana State, Mohammed Mahmood Ali, Animal Husbandry Minister, T Srinivas Yadav and Mayor Bonthu Rammohan will inaugurate the exhibition on 1st January.
It may be mentioned that the first exhibition was held at the Public Gardens in 1938. In 1946, the venue of the Numaish was shifted to Exhibition Ground.
It may be noted that the Government also earns from the Exhibition in the form of GST, trade license, utility charges, etc. During 2018-19, it earned Rs 6.90 crore.