Kathmandu: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has launched the ‘Kathmandu Metro’ app in a bid to promote transparency of information through the use of information technology and getting closer to the Kathmandu denizens.
KMC mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya launched the apps at a programme on Monday. Addressing the function, mayor Shakya expressed the hope that the apps would play a significant role in disseminating the development works carried out by the metropolis to the people quickly and realistically.
He said the Kathmanduites can know about the facilities and services provided by the metropolis, its authority, responsibility and activities with the help of the apps on their smart phones sitting at their homes.
Deputy mayor Ms Hari Prabha Khadgi (Shrestha) spoke of the need of promoting the use of information technology for reaching all information to the people.
KMC has also developed a system of group SMS service by which information can be send to 17,443 mobile phones at one time. The Kathmandu residents who use mobile phones installed with this technology can access information on all the activities of the KMC by using this app.