The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has decided to postpone Auto Expo – The Motor Show 2022, which was scheduled to be held from February 2 to 9 next year at the India Expo Mart in Greater Noida.
The date for the next edition of the mega show would be finalised later this year keeping in view the COVID-19 situation and in alignment with the calendar of global auto shows, said a statement issued on behalf of Mr Rajesh Menon, Director General, SIAM.
According to the statement, the safety of exhibitors, visitors and all stakeholders involved and present at the expo is the topmost priority for SIAM. “It is in this context that the Indian automobile industry and SIAM recognise the inherent risks in organising the Auto Expo due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the apprehensions of a possible third wave,” it said.
The statement further said, “There is uncertainty around how COVID-19 would develop in the coming months and at the same time organising Auto Expo would need a lead time of preferably a year. Also Auto Expo is like a festival of celebration, for the Indian automobile industry and we look forward to receiving maximum people with no fear of spread of infection.”