On September 17, PM Modi celebrated his birthday by inaugurating the first phase of the India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC), also known as ‘Yashobhoomi’ in sec. 25, Dwarka, Delhi. Yashobhoomi means “Land of Fame”. It will be the world’s largest MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) centre. The foundation stone of this project was laid by PM Modi on September 20, 2018.

PM Modi also inaugurated the extension of the Delhi Airport Metro Express Line from Dwarka sec. 21 to a new metro station Dwarka sec. 25.

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More about ‘Yashobhoomi’-

  • Yashobhoomi has cost ₹25,700 cr. out of which its first phase costs ₹5,400 cr.
  • Platinum-certified building by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
  • It has a project area of over 8.9 lakh sq. m and a total built-up area of more than 1.8 lakh sq. m.
  • It comprises 15 convention rooms including the main auditorium, a ballroom and 13 meeting rooms with 11,000 persons seating capacity.
  • It has the largest LED media facade in the country.
  • It is equipped with high-tech security provisions.
  • It has over 3,000 cars parking facility with more than 100 electric charging points.

The Auditorium-


The plenary hall of the convention centre serves as the main auditorium and can comfortably accommodate approximately 6,000 guests. It boasts a state-of-the-art automated seating system that allows flexible seating arrangements, catering to different event configurations.

The Ballroom-


The ballroom at the convention centre offers a unique experience with its petal ceiling and can accommodate up to 2,500 guests. Additionally, there is an open area that can seat an additional 500 people.

For meetings of varying scales, there are 13 meeting rooms across eight floors designed to cater to different needs.

PM Modi’s tweet-