Pay-by-meter autorickshaws: The most commonly and easily available mode of transportation from railway stations and bus-stands is an autorickshaw. Meter charges go up by 25% between 12 midnight and 6 am.

Radio taxis can be contacted through central call centres which assign the customer a taxi if it is available; taxis must be booked at least 20 minutes in advance. All radio taxis have GPS fitted and most are equipped with air-conditioning. Radio taxis charge according to a fixed rate for the distance travelled.

Radio Cab agency Phone number
Meru Cabs +91(80) 4422 4422
Spot city taxi 080-41100000 +917353000038
Bangalore cabs 8050665511
KickStart Cabs 8105600445 8747822222
Women On Wheels 080 69000100 7022978507
Go Pink Cabs 080 23121234 080 23121314

App based taxis can be contacted through their apps which can be downloaded on the phone. Charges can vary according to the time of day and the demand.

App-based service
Ola Cabs
Meru Cabs

Airport shuttle bus service (VayuVajra)

AC shuttle city bus services are available from the Bengaluru airport to St.John's hospital. There is a dedicated information desk at the airport (Arrival hall-Passenger Terminal Building) for VayuVajra.

Below we provide the route/bus number along with the approximate distance, time and fare.

Route No: KIAS-7

Journey Time: 01:55 Min. (May vary depending upon traffic situation)

Journey Distance: 50 Km (approx..)

Fare: INR 220-250 (approx.)


Participants, paper presenters or poster presenters are encouraged to register themselves on the website and book their places of residence. As mentioned on the registration webpage, stay and travel for the duration of the congress would be the responsibility of the participants and the presenters themselves.

While contacting the hotels listed here for bookings, kindly mention that as participants of 14th WCB, you are eligible for the discounted rates mentioned below. Please note that we will be updating the present list as and when we get more information.

For any other accomodation related queries you can contact:

Vinay Kumar Victor
No. 993, 9th Main, Sector - 7, HSR Layout, Bangalore, Karnataka – 560 102.
Phone : +91 80 – 25722898, +91 80 40916686
Mobile number: +91 88844 48372

CLICK HERE for a full list of hotels and accommodation for the congress

The Congress organizers have obtained the necessary approvals - from the concerned ministries of External affairs, Home Affairs and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - for clearance of Visas. The ministry clearances can be downloaded HERE , HERE , HERE and HERE .

Please visit the Indian consular services website to find out whether there is a visa requirement for your travel to India along with the type of visa required (if any). This website will take you to the Indian consulate missions in the various countries where you would get detailed information pertaining to the Visa procedures.

We are uploading the draft of the Visa invitation letter on the website, please download the Visa invitation letter document, fill it up and kindly send it to us on [email protected] . Please ensure that all the details are filled up correctly and completely. On receipt of this document, we will issue you a formal visa invitation letter and send it across.

Please download the invitation letter document HERE.

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that there is a separate process for participants from the following countries - Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Taiwan, foreigners of Pakistani origin and stateless persons as required by the Ministry of Home Affairs. We are also providing a template on the website for citizens of the above mentioned countries, please download it, fill it up and send it to us on [email protected] . Please use the subject line while sending the mail [14th WCB and 7th NBC: Visa details-your name-(country name)]. We will be forwarding the same to the Ministry of Home Affairs and the participants will be directly notified through the Ministry regarding the decision.

Participants from the following countries - Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, foreigners of Pakistani origin and stateless persons. Please download the format HERE.

A dedicated space of 4100 sq. ft [105 ft x 39 ft], in a covered court, adjacent to the main auditorium.

The Exhibitions will run during the main days of the Congress, from December 5 to noon of December 7, 2018 ( 2 ½ days).

Number of stalls that can be accommodated:

Nature of the exhibition space:
There are two options of stalls to choose from:

  1. closed stalls: these will have cloth partitions on 3 sides and will be approximately 20 sq.ft (10 ft x 10 ft]
  2. open stalls: these are envisaged as an open area with a basic table, but with no physical partitions. Each stall will be provided with a wooden table approximately 12 sq.ft (6 ft x 2 ft) and a single plastic chair. (If a stall requires additional furniture this will be provided at an additional cost)

Cost of the stalls
All costs mentioned are for 2 ½ days, however, a single day rate is provided for voluntary organisations who wish to exhibit for a single day.

  • Corporate entities/Publishing houses : INR 20,000 + 3,600 = INR 23,600
  • Academic institutions: INR 12,000 + 2,160 = INR 14,160
  • Voluntary Organizations: INR 2500 + 450 = INR 2950
  • (INR 1000+180*= INR 1180 for a single day)
  • Hospitality: INR 2500+450*= INR 2950 (per person for 2.5 days).

This includes lunch, tea and snacks.
PLEASE NOTE: Hospitality charges are optional. Please pay only if you wish to avail this facility and want us to take care of your hospitality.
All prices subject to 18% GST.

Wings' n Wheels,
Travel Desk,
Manipal Heart Foundation Lobby,
98, Rustom Bagh, Airport Road
Bangalore - 560017
Tel: +91 80 25024502
Mobile: 98451 89216
Email: [email protected]