Greater Noida: President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday inaugurated the first edition of the irst edition of the Uttar Pradesh International Trade Show in Greater Noida in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Speaking at the inauguration, she said that investment opportunities have been created and infrastructure has improved in Uttar Pradesh in the last six to seven years.
"I feel happy to come here and extend my best wishes to the participants of the UP International Trade Show. The efforts to bring the UP products to the international market are highly appreciated," Murmu said.
She noted that investment opportunities have been created and infrastructure improved in Uttar Pradesh in the last six to seven years. Uttar Pradesh is a fast-growing economy in the country.
"India is the fifth largest economy in the world and will soon become third. Uttar Pradesh has a major contribution to it," Murmu said.
Over 2,000 exhibitors are displaying their products at the event to showcase prosperous Uttar Pradesh to the world.
Guests, entrepreneurs and exporters from various countries will participate in the programme where over two lakh visitors are expected. Entry for the general public is free from 3 pm to 8 pm.
Security was stepped up across the Gautam Buddh Nagar district, adjoining Delhi, with the deployment of around 8,000 police personnel and a dozen companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary and the paramilitary forces. Around 1,300 police personnel are deployed on traffic-related duty for the five-day show, a senior official said.
The police also appealed to the general public to avoid the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway between 2 pm and 8 pm and follow its traffic advisory.
Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Anand Kulkarni told PTI that around 8,000 policemen and women, apart from 12 companies of the Provincial Armed Constabulary and the paramilitary forces, are on duty during the trade show.
"Quick response teams are deployed at major security points. We have deployment on rooftops also, there will be CCTV monitoring as well," Kulkarni said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Anil Kumar Yadav said around 1,300 personnel are deployed for traffic-related duties.
"We have issued traffic advisories over the last few days for the UP ITS so that people could avoid inconvenience due to diversions and restrictions. For today, we have urged the public to avoid the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway between 2 pm and 8 pm," Yadav said.
Through the UP ITS, exhibitors will showcase their products to entrepreneurs and exporters. The products will cover diverse sectors like healthcare, food processing, pharmaceuticals, dairy, electronics and e-commerce, the state government said.
Various departments of the Uttar Pradesh government will showcase the state's potential and development roadmap through their stalls, it added.
"This event underscores the Yogi Adityanath government's commitment to achieving the goal of transforming the state into a one-trillion-dollar economy. The UP International Trade Show is envisioned as a regular fair that will uniquely promote small, medium, and large enterprises from Uttar Pradesh," it added.