You want to watch the latest Bollywood blockbuster but haven’t booked your tickets. Chances are you will miss the movie. But this might soon be a thing of the past.
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has planned to set up over 2,000 information kiosks across the city — majority in residential colonies and a small number would be installed on the Commonwealth Games corridor.
Inside these air-conditioned kiosks you would also be able to book your air and train tickets, besides many other facilities. To begin with 300 kiosks would be set up by October.
“These state of the art kiosks will be installed at the entrance of colonies, office blocks and major shopping centres in the city. This will be a one-stop destination for residents to pay their property tax, water tax, electricity bills, etc. We are also planning to give information about Delhi to tourists during the Games,” said MCD commissioner KS Mehra.
A senior MCD official said, “If you get lost, this kiosk will also have a geographical route map of Delhi to guide you too. The services at the kiosks will be available for free.”
“These kiosks will also have a directory of local housing societies which will help locate a particular address, shop, etc.”
The kiosks will also be equipped with a directory with names and telephone numbers of the colony residents.
From this project the civic agency also hopes to generate revenue by allowing advertisements on the kiosks. Also, shopkeepers who will give information about their establishments through the kiosk would be charged for the same.
The project has been planned under the built, operate and transfer basis and a private firm has already been awarded the project for nine years.
Information would be bilingual — English and Hindi — to ensure maximum number of people benefit from it.