Kathmandu, 22 September: NADA Auto Show 2015 was organised jointly by the Nepal Automobile Dealersâ€™ Association (Nada) and Global Exposition and Management Services at Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall from September 15 to 21. Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat inaugurated the mega event which aims at auto enthusiasts ahead of the festive season. Minister Mahat said the government was ready to facilitate assembling and manufacturing of automobiles in the country. He said the ministry was working to cut customs duty on auto parts.
New product launch was the major attraction of the auto show according to NADA officials. “Besides, it had showcased spare parts and accessories and provide information to visitors about the Nepali automobile industry,” Neupane said. He added, “The other objective of the Auto Show is to create a common platform where all dealers and stakeholders of the industry can come together and deliberate on problems that they are facing.” The event included participation of many dealers of most of the automobile brands available in the country. Besides, automobile technicians, Banks and Financial Institutions (BFIs), and lubricant and tire companies, are also participated in the event.
There were 14 four-wheeler brands including Tata, Hyundai, Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen, Ford, Datsun, Daihatsu, Fiat, Honda, Kia, Nissan, Skoda, Toyota and Ssangyong. Similarly, a total of 15 two wheeler brands Bajaj, Hero, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, MV Agusta, Hero Electric, KTM, Mahindra, Royal Enfield, TVS, UM Bikes, Vespa, Benelli and Aprilla are participating in the expo.
Ashok Leyland, Bharat Benz and Escorts, among others, are participating under the heavy commercial vehicles segment. There are a dozen stalls of banks and financial institutions.
According to event coordinator Shambhu Dahal, this yearâ€™s auto show is bigger than the previous editions in terms of the number of participating brands, hall design and exhibition area. There are 20 more stalls compared to last year. The organiser has roped in actor Rajesh Hamal for the promotion of the event. The event was successfully exhibited for whole 6 days.
By : Sangita Tiwari
Photo: Srijan Baral