Numaish starts off amid tight security

5/15/2015 6:05 PM  |  Press

Mr Ramchander Rao, secretary of the exhibition society, said 120 personnel from a private security agency including 25 women were keeping the grounds safe.

“We are fixing 30 CCTVs to monitor visitors,” he said. “Apart from this, we have engaged 200 volunteers and 70 watch and ward staff.”

The Numaish was inaugurated by the Home Minister, Mr K Jana Reddy, and will continue for the next 45 days. The ticket rates are pegged at Rs 10. “Though it started as a local exhibition to display indigenously produced goods, the Numaish is today one of the biggest display windows in the country for trade, commerce and industry,” he said and pointed out that the exhibition society runs nearly 18 educational institutions using the money earned. Manufacturers and traders from Kashmir to Kanyakumari have put up their stalls here. People can buy everything from dry fruits of Kashmir to handmade garments from Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh, handicraft items from all over India and electronic goods.

Glassware, furniture, kitchenware, costumes, jewellery, traditional garments, toys, leather goods, footwear, ceramics, handlooms and fitness equipment are the main attraction of the Numaish this year. Traders and exhibitors have put up more than 2,500 stalls this year, but owing to security reasons there are no stalls from Pakistan, Iran and Malaysia.

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