Tickets for inaugural Indian GP on sale

The tickets for the race were made available online from Saturday through www.bookmyshow.com and within the first two hours close to 1,000 tickets were sold according to the organisers -- Jaypee Sports International (JPSI).

“We have tied up with www.bookmyshow.com for the online sale. Tickets will be sold in two phases and the first phase begins today. Tickets will be also be available at some outlets in metropolitan cities from the second phase,” Sameer Gaur, the CEO and managing director of JPSI said while launching the ticket sale in the company of India’s F1 drivers -- Narain Karthikeyan and Karun Chandhok.

Fans can choose their preferred seat location while booking their tickets. The Rs 2,500 tickets are for the natural stand, which can accommodate 6,500 fans. Then comes the Picnic stand for which 8,000 fans will have to spend Rs 6,000 each. For 36,838 seated Classic stand, the ticket price is Rs 6,500.

The two most expensive stands are Premium Stand and the Main Grand Stand. While the price for premium stand is Rs 12,500 for each of the 10,230 seats, it’s a whopping Rs 35,000 for the each of the 20,156 Grand Stand seats.

According to a presentation by the organisers, the Buddh International circuit has been divided into five zones -- North, South, East, West and Paddock with each one having its own parking facility apart from having a common F1 Village, 10 ATMs and 30 shuttle buses to ferry spectators.

The organisers also said that they have tied up with several Radio Taxi companies and have arranged for chartered buses for the convenience of the fans. There is provision for parking as many as 17,000 cars. Gaur also sought to dispel the apprehension about the farmers’ agitation on land acquisition.

Gaur also said the facility was almost ready and homologation by an FIA team will be done in the first week of the September.

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