Protests at auto expo as e-ticket holders stopped at gates

GREATER NOIDA: Visitors to the Auto Expo, who booked tickets on-line by the use of the BookMyShow app, or got them from the vendors at the tournament, complained that their tickets were not authorised at the access gates.
A group of just about 100 visitors accumulated at Gate 1 round 2.30pm and got into heated arguments with the guards who asked them to turn print-outs of their tickets at the counter.

A couple of officers arrived to diffuse the tension as chaos ensued out of doors the gate. "The visitors were disappointed after they were denied entry and argued with security guards," a sub inspector told TOI out of doors Gate 1. Most visitors refused to look forward to the commute service provided for transporting them to the parking lot positioned at a distance of 500m to at least one kilometre from the gates.

Sulabh Sharma, a visitor, said they were asked to get printouts at the counter for which they had to look forward to the commute for over 20 minutes.

"We had got the tickets for the motor show booked online and arrived at Gate 1 around 2pm. However, we were denied the same by the guards and asked to get a print-out of the tickets from the counter near the parking lot," he said.

"Most of the shuttle buses were too crowded and came at a gap of over 15 minutes. Moreover, why should we get a ticket booked online if we have to get a printout?" asked Sandhya Singh, who booked tickets on-line for her family members.

The businessmen, who got here with passes proficient via their vendors, complained that they were asked for the e-mail ID, reserving ID and the final four digits of the credit/debit card used for the reserving procedure.

Ravi Sharma from Delhi was one such visitor who got into heated arguments with the representatives of BookMyShow at the price tag counter.


"One of my friends had gifted the pass to me and they are seeking details like booking ID, phone number, identity proof, etc. If a vendor working with us hands over certain number of passes in bulk, he will do it on behalf of the company and will not be able to provide the details of the booking made. This does not happen even in cinema halls or events like the Comicon," Sharma said.


A BookMyShow representative at the counter said the details were sought so that it may be verified whether or not the same person has booked the price tag.


Vishnu Mathur, director basic, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, said that they had been following the same "time-tested process for the past two times."


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