Ahead of the Auto Expo Motor Show at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida and the Components Show at Pragati Maidan, the event's organisers are busy allaying fears about the corona virus, given the huge representation from Chinese auto and component makers.
Around 200 Chinese companies are part of the Components Show and four at the Motor Show. Of the 200, 30 will now be managed by their Indian partners while all four at the Motor Show will be managed by their Indian staffers/representatives.
Rajan Wadhera, president, SIAM said, “All Chinese companies participating at the Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2020 have confirmed that their exhibit area would be manned by their Indian employees/representatives. None of these stalls would be manned by anybody who has come to India recently from China. As all arrivals from China has now been stopped, there will be no visitors/delegations from China at the Motor Show 2020.”
Deepak Jain, President, ACMA, said: "All Chinese companies scheduled to participate at Auto Expo 2020 – Components Show – at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 6 to 9 February, 2020 have informed the organisers that travellers from China scheduled to attend the components show, are unable to travel to India due to the prevailing conditions in China.
"However, around 30 companies from the Chinese Group have confirmed that their stand at Auto Expo 2020 – Components Show at Pragati Maidan, would be managed by their Indian counterparts in their absence.
As travel of Chinese nationals to India has now been stopped, we therefore do not expect visitors and delegates from China at the Auto Expo 2020 – Components Show."
Despite no Coronavirus threat directly at Auto Expo 2020, the organisers are taking adequate measures to make people aware of symptoms and take prevention and containment actions. Arrangements are being made to make available hand sanitisers.