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New convention centre in Madurai will have 7 halls to seat 4,500

Centre is expected to generate good revenue for the capital city of Tamil Nadu

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The proposed new convention centre in Madurai will have seven halls to seat 4.500 people.

MADURAI - The capital city of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Madurai, has proposed to build a convention centre that has seven halls that seat 4,500 people.

The much-needed centre is expected to generate good revenue for the city through attracting top-class events, reported the Times of India.

Officials said the 4,300sqm convention hall can be divided into six halls, with two big halls sitting 1,150 people each and four smaller halls with a capacity of 200 each.

According to the report, there is another additional hall with 1,000 seats adjoining the main hall that is meant for dining.

The entire convention centre will be air-conditioned with a capacity for 600 tonnes of equipment.

"We recently obtained clearances for the project after satisfying the requirements at meetings in Chennai. Works to float tender will start soon…in a month or two," Madurai corporation commissioner S Visakan was quoted as saying.