FIR kiosks coming up at international airport, 2 IT hubs

FIR kiosks coming up at international airport, 2 IT hubs

FIR kiosks coming up at international airport, 2 IT hubs
Buoyed by the response to the FIR registration kiosk at Mantri Mall in Malleswaram, the police are in the process of operationalising such kiosks at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and at two more IT hubs in Bengaluru. 

An FIR kiosk will come up just outside the KIA terminal entrance near the food court. Work on the same is nearing completion. Police officials said that it would be operationalised very soon. A police station was set up on the KIA premises in 2012. 

When asked what purpose would such a kiosk serve when a police station is already there at the KIA, Vikash Kumar Vikash, DCP, Northeast Division, under whom the police station comes, said: “Many of those who are commuting may not be in a position to go directly to a police station and lodge FIRs. In such a situation, the kiosk would definitely serve as a more convenient and easier alternative to register their complaints.” 

A spokesperson from the KIA also confirmed the installation of the kiosk, but said that it is a “work in progress”. 

“The kiosk will definitely enhance a passenger’s convenience travelling to and from the airport. It is likely to be very similar to the self-service kiosks that have already been installed at KIA.”

A highly placed police official in the know of things about the FIR kiosks said: “The kiosks are being set up at three places - Electronics City, Central Mall in Bellandur and the KIA - and will be functioning shortly. We will be installing more such kiosks in various locations across the City.”  

25 more kiosks in City
The first FIR registration kiosk at Mantri Mall was inaugurated on November last year by Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah and there are plans to instal as many as 20-25 more.

Madan Singh Thapa, works at a market research company at Cessna Business Park in Bellandur and lives nearby, said:  “The Central Mall in Bellandur is located at a strategic location and I think having a kiosk there will be very good. I will certainly prefer going there than going through the difficulty of searching for a police station.”

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