Gangasagar Mela Mobile App.. South 24-Parganas district administration will launch a new app to guide and assist pilgrims to the Gangasagar fair 2016.
According to sources, the app will provide information on a range of subjects, from bus routes to guest houses. To be made available free of cost, it will be formally launched and named by chief minister Mamata Banerjee on January 4, 2016.
Pilgrims can switch on the app the moment they reach Kolkata. By clicking on it, they can have access to information on traffic congestion, bus and rail routes, ticket prices, toilets, guest hou ses and NGOs that can provi de help. More importantly , it will allow users to seek assi stance from the police and the administration in case of emergencies. “If users ne ed help, an emergency button will alert the police and help will be rushed to the spot,” said district magistra te PB Saleem.
The app will also provide a GIS map of the entire stretch from Kolkata to Gangasagar. It will include all important locations so that pilgrims can reach them with little assistance. Anyo ne with an android phone can download the app from Plays tore. “This is an attempt to modernize facilities at the fa ir with the help of technolo gy ,” added Saleem.