Naveen launches Bhubaneswar portal for citizens, tourists

Naveen launches Bhubaneswar portal for citizens, tourists

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Bhubaneswar, Mar 6 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched a portal developed under the Bhubaneswar Smart City Project to give people and visitors a complete digital solution for accessing the city and letting them know about important and interesting information. Unified Citizen Portal has been planned and designed in such a way that it will become a one-stop solution for all the queries and provide quick fixes for citizens and tourists.

Through this online platform, people can know about the various Wi-Fi hot spots, stay aware of the city and public transportation modes, easily avail an Odyssey card and know the destinations the city has to offer when they visit Bhubaneswar.

The visitors could avail of citizen services conveniently from their computer, stay informed about city events, access various public amenities near them, navigate vital city maps and connect with city agencies.

Naveen launches Bhubaneswar portal for citizens, tourists

While scouting for events or things to do can be a cumbersome process, the website makes it easier for residents to search and plan for activities suiting their interests.

Those seeking to tour the city can browse through the Visit Bhubaneswar tab to learn more about major attractions and accommodation in the city.

With the city being Wi-Fi enabled, users could connect to the virtual world with over 500 hot spot locations across the city. The Mo Bus and Mo Cycle initiatives that have provided a boost to the city’s transport options also feature on the platform.

The city’s civic amenities as well as the go-to agencies for public affairs support have been highlighted, a key aspect of honing the quality of life in a Smart City.

The portal also introduces ‘Bhuvi’ the Chat Bot, an artificial intelligence (AI) software that can simulate a chat with a user in natural language making sure that all queries are answered.

As the portal is now live for people to access, the Temple City is all set for a face lift with a digital touch, bringing ease to the lives of citizens and tourists in Bhubaneswar.