All you need to know about ‘YashoBhoomi’ & PM Vishwakarma Scheme

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the first phase of the

India International

Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) or ‘


‘ in Dwarka today.
“At 11 AM tomorrow, 17th September, I will inaugurate Phase-1 of YashoBhoomi, a state-of-the-art and modern convention and expo centre in Dwarka, Delhi”, he wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
The Prime Minister, who is celebrating his 73rd birthday today, will launch the PM Vishwakarma scheme at IICC. Earlier today, the Prime Minister extended his wishes on the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti.

The scheme will be fully funded by the Centre with an outlay of Rs 13,000 crore. The PM Vishwakarma scheme aims to support and skill the people engaged in traditional crafts and will cover 18 such crafts. With the Lok Sabha elections just months away, the launch of the scheme is being seen as a major political outreach by the government to the largely OBC community, to which Vishwakarmas belong.
Here’s all you need to know about YashoBhoomi:

What is ‘YashoBhoomi’?
‘YashoBhoomi’ or India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) is a state-of-the-art moder convention centre located in Dwarka Sector 25. It will be among the world’s largest MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Destinations) destination. It has a magnificent Convention Centre, multiple Exhibition halls and other facilities.
What is the cost of the project?
The project is developed around a cost of Rs 5400 crores.
How much area does the project cover?
The project covers a total area of over 8.9 lakh square metres with total built up area of more than 1.8 lakh square metres. The Convention Center, built across more than 73 thousand square metres of area, comprises 15 convention rooms including the Main auditorium, the Grand ballroom and 13 meeting rooms with a total capacity of holding 11,000 delegates.
What is the purpose of ‘YashoBhoomi’?
The exhibition halls will be utilised for hosting exhibitions, trade fairs, and business events.
Foyer will house various support areas such as Media rooms, VVIP lounges, Cloak facilities, visitor information centre, ticketing among others.
Is ‘YashoBhoomi’ sustainable?
According to the officials, the project is committed to sustainability. It is equipped with a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment system with 100% wastewater reuse. It also has provisions of

rainwater harvesting

, and its campus has received Platinum certification from CII’s Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
What are its unique features?
According to the officials, the project has following unique featurs:

  • The Convention centre has the largest LED media facade in the country.

  • It comprises 15 convention rooms including the Main auditorium, the Grand ballroom and 13 meeting rooms with a total capacity of holding 11,000 delegates.

  • The plenary hall in the Convention Center is equipped with a seating capacity of around 6,000 guests.

  • ‘Yashobhoomi’ offers one of the largest Exhibition halls in the world.

  • The public circulation areas in ‘Yashobhoomi’ are made of materials and objects inspired from Indian culture in the form of terrazzo floors with Brass inlay representing rangolis patterns, suspended sound absorbent metal cylinders and lit up patterned walls.

How secure is the Convention Centre?
According to the officials, it is equipped with high-tech security provisions to ensure safety for the visitors. The underground car parking facility for over 3,000 cars is also equipped with more than 100 electric charging points.
What is the new metro station to reach ‘YashoBhoomi’?
‘YashoBhoomi’ will be connected to Delhi Airport

Metro Express

line with the inauguration of the new metro station ‘YashoBhoomi Dwarka Sector 25’. The total journey from ‘New Delhi’ to ‘Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25’ will take about 21 minutes.

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