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Smart City New Town app to be launched soon

The app will provide citizens and tourists in New Town information about all the places of interest, along with relevant details of those places.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Nov 26, 2016, 08.33 PM IST
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Using the app, users would be able to locate any address, view bus schedules, and buy books from the digital library.
Using the app, users would be able to locate any address, view bus schedules, and buy books from the digital library.
KOLKATA: Reaching places in Town will be convenient like never before for the residents. Not just locations and addresses, keeping track of events and services in the area too would get easy. Thanks to HIDCO’s (West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation) soon to be launched ‘Smart City New Town app’

The app will provide citizens and tourists in New Town information about all the places of interest, along with relevant details of those places.

Using the app, users would be able to locate any address, view bus schedules, and buy books from the digital library. They will also be able to book tables and cottages at Cafe Ekante. Through the app, users can also listen to ‘audio tours’ about various places of interest.

Authorities said that the idea is to have a mobile app to spread awareness among the residents and outsiders about the various happening places in New Town, locations of those places, guides to reach there, information about the events happening at places like Eco Park, Mother’s Wax Museum, Rabindra Tirtha, Nazrul Tirtha and many others.

Meanwhile, many services in New Town have now been digitised. Payment for many products and services can now be done via e-wallets. The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) is planning to make available all applications for the 100 residential plots online, and provide net-banking facility for depositing application money. Besides, payment to several agencies is being done through the real-time gross settlement systems (RTGS) and other net-banking options. For the Smart City New Town app, various other developments will be incorporated. The app can be downloaded in Android and iOS devices.
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