United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA), the major organisation representing the city's bicycle industry is gearing up for the annual India International bicycle expo to be held from February 22-24 here.
With a purpose to chalk out plans for the expo, a meeting of the managing committee of UCPMA was organized at the association's office at Gill Road on Tuesday evening.
President of UCPMA Gurmit Singh Kular said that the three-day exhibition by cycle and parts manufacturers would witness stalls from manufacturers from all across India and some other countries such as Taiwan, Holland and China.
He also said that the noticeable part of the expo this year was that national small industries corporation was extending a subsidy of Rs. 40, 000 per 9 square meter stall in the expo so the exhibitors will have to pay les than half of last years prices for talking part in the event.
The organisers have earmarked as many as 100 spots for the exhibitors in the ground of Government College for Girls and booking for the same is open.
Kular said that major participants in the event such as Hero cycles, Avon cycles, Neelam cycles, Vishivkarma cycles have already confirmed their participation.
Also, with a purpose to put a check on the membership in the organisation, the committee decided to seek self-declaration forms from all the members declaring the nature in which they are engaged in cycle industry.
Kular said that the self-declaration has been introduced to identify the persons who are UCPMA members but are nowhere related to cycle manufacturing industry. The members will be given 30 days notice to furnish the self-declaration in this connection.