Authorities at Nandankanan started e-ticket for entry of visitors from Tuesday which would help the zoo save Rs 10.5 lakh annually.
The money is part of the fines collected from traffic-related offences. Until recently, all the money collected from the offenders would go to the state exchequer.
The round-the-clock operation will not only make the airport a permanent alternative for the nearest Kolkata airport, but will also attract more domestic and international fliers.
A first of its kind in the country, the portal will have GIS-based information about the city and will enable citizens to find locations of hotels, healthcare centres and government offices and status of various online services, to name a few.
According to Ananta Narayan Jena, the Hitachi Zosen India, BMC’s technology partner in the project, will use the controlled combustion process, instead of incineration, to ensure low smoke and less pollution.
Spread over 14 acres of land, the state’s largest bus stand lacks proper boundary wall, drainage facility and basic amenities.