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EXCON 2019 would be held at Bengaluru

Bhubaneshwar, Oct 17 (UNI) CII EXCON 2019 - South Asia’s largest construction equipment
trade fair is scheduled to be held at, Bengaluru from December 10-14 next.
CII, Odisha State Council Vice Chairman Pradipta Mohanty, Vice Chairman, said the fair to
be spread over 3,00,000 square metres and will have the participation of over 1250 exhibitors including more than 350 overseas companies from 25 countries including China, Germany,
Italy, South Korea, Turkey, UK and USA among others.
Mr Mohanty was speaking at an EXCON road show organized here today prior to the fair
at Bengaluru.
The session was attended by senior officials from the Government, industry leaders and stakeholders from the infrastructure and construction equipment sectors.
The theme the fair is “Smart i-tech- Next Gen India@75”.
He said the 5-day exhibition would attract over 70,000 business visitors from India and
Bhubaneswar Development Authority Secretary R K Mishra said Excon 2019 will
demonstrate the role of smart technologies and innovation in design in the manufacture
of nextgen construction equipment and machinery to support the rapid pace of
infrastructure development in the country.
India is expected to become the third largest construction market globally by 2022 and
there has been rapid investments in infrastructure by the government which is driving
growth opportunities.
The CII Vice Chairman, P Mohanty said Server less computing, AI, network agility and
edge computing are few of the strategic technology trends that will create a boost in the
Indian infrastructure.
He said the Union government had announced to invest Rs.100 lakh crore in infrastructure
over the next 5 years.
The Central Government has also proposed for expanding 1,25,000 KM of rural roads
under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana and creating a national highway grid.
Through the PMGSY programme, the government has planned to bring in connectivity
between all villages through road network by 2019 and 2,000 kms of coastal connectivity
roads have been recognized for construction and development.
The CII, he said would organise special activities like celebrating Women in Infrastructure, exclusive Pavilions on AI, IoT, Robotics, Startups,Components & ; Parts; Job Fairs, Contest
for School Children, Tree Plantation Day besides Green Rating of CE Industry.
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