Bangalore One – one for all, all for one?

Setting up 20 BangaloreOne (B1) kiosks in the next 10 days. That’s the aim of the department of e-governance.

A lofty statement of intent made at the time of establishing the 19th Bangalore One center recently at the BDA complex in Indiranagar. An intent that called for strong result oriented action on the part of the concerned authorities in establishing the centers. As of now, one has no idea whether the target has been achieved. Further, the relevant page on their portal ( i.e list of bangalore centers ) has not been updated with their Indiranagar center details! The map feature on the Bangalore One portal to help locate their centers is as unhelpful as they come! I spoke to the Assistant Director, Bangalore One project on these two issues and have been assured that all these teething problems are known to them and will be set right soon. I also believe that February 25th is the date for all the other centers ( kiosks such as below, in the last pic) to be inaugurated.

Meanwhile, here are some pics of the Indiranagar centre that was opened recently at the BDA complex.






An annexe to the Indiranagar main center (within the same complex) is this proposed booth offering fewer services:

BangaloreOne centers are a welcome concept, both in idea and in implementation. They also firmly reinforce Bangalore’s usage of technology in facilitating citizen-govt. interaction. Its a singularly proud achievement and gives reason for every citizen to feel proud. I know I am!

Click here to visit the official Bangalore One portal.

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