This will be the 1st event after formation of a separate Telangana state which completes 75 years.
D. Gangadhar Rao, vice president, Exhibition Society, the organisers of the annual exhibition said “No traders from Pakistan have applied for setting up stalls”.
BJYM and some groups staged a protest over the killing of two Indian soldiers on the border by the Pakistan Army where 12 Pakistani traders returned to the exhibition after a gap of a few years and did brisk business for 15 days before the protest forced them to withdraw.
2,400-2,500 stalls will be set up during the 45-day exhibition told P. Narotham Reddy, honorary secretary of the society.
23-24 lakh visitors are expect this year.
Reddy said the society, earned a profit of Rs.11 crore by runing 18 educational institutions. It spends 85 % of the earnings on the institutions. The society expects the earnings to go up by Rs.1-2 crore this year.
On Thursday CM KCR will inaugurate the platinum jubilee celebrations of the society and the exhibition said Telangana Finance Minister E. Rajender.
The area and provide ample parking facility for visitors.
The minister announced that the society will set up a school for orphans in Karimnagar district. He said the society also planned to start a degree college.
The society will felicitate 6 traders who participated in 1938 on the occasion of platinum jubilee.
Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam or ruler of Hyderabad State, had inaugurated the first exhibition at Public Gardens.
The event was later shifted to Exhibition Grounds, the present venue allotted by him for the society.