'Kathmandu Metro' app launched

A screenshot of Kathmandu Metro app.
A screenshot of Kathmandu Metro app.

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 app amid a programme organised on Monday.

KMC has also developed a system of group SMS service by which information can be sent 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.

Addressing the function, mayor Shakya expressed the hope that the app would play a significant role in disseminating the development works carried out by the metropolis to the people quickly and realistically.

He said, “Kathmanduties 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 Hari Prabha Khadgi (Shrestha) spoke of the need of promoting the use of information technology for reaching all information to the people.

Similarly, KMC Executive Officer Dhaniram Poudel said, “The metropolitan city is behind in terms of use of IT and it has to do much in this sector, and the launching of the apps was only the beginning.”