Coming soon: 5 Ashoka Road app for wedding bookings
Holding wedding ceremonies and private parties in Lutyens Delhi will become easier as the housing and urban affairs ministry is soon coming out with a mobile app to book its 5 Ashoka Road bungalow.
According to a ministry official, the trial run of the app to be named after the 5 Ashoka Road address is currently under way and it is expected to be launched in the next few days. The app will be available on both Android and iOS platforms.
A person wanting to book the 5 Ashok Road, which is popular as a wedding venue, can also check its availability on a particular date, charges and rules among other details through the mobile application, the official said.
The bungalow is maintained by the housing and urban affairs ministry. At present, one can only book it through the website of directorate of estates.
'The ministry has started a trial run of the mobile application. During the run, we are closely monitoring the operation of app,' the official said.
Urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri will launch the app either this month or next month, the official added.
According to the booking's guidelines, the ministry has seven categories of applicants, including MPs, central government employees and others, who are eligible to book the bungalow for wedding ceremonies and parties.