Kathmandu, February 20
The government has mobilised two robots to inform and entertain passengers at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
The Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, announced the launch of the service at a special function at the airport on Thursday morning. Bhattarai, on the occasion, said the airport was turning techno-friendly and modern.
The robots greet the passengers in front of them. The passengers can select a language among Nepali, English, and Chinese on the screen of the robots and they provide information in the selected language. The airport administration says the robots also help the waiting passengers avoid monotony.
The government has spent Rs 2 million on each robot. The robots have been kept at the arrival and departure terminals of the airport.