Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) today unveiled a robot service that will greet the passengers. The robots can also transmit information set in their system through the touch screen attached to them in Nepali, English and Chinese languages.

Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, launched the robot service at a program held at Tribhuvan Airport.

Inaugurating the operation of the robot service, Minister Bhattarai said the airport was getting modern and technology-friendly. He said that the robot service was kept at TIA for trial so that service delivery at the airport can be helpful and easy.

Bhattarai said that such robots would be installed at other airports if deemed fit to serve passengers. He added that the robots would be helpful to drive away passengers’ monotony while they wait for 2-3 hours at the airport.

Bhattarai also expressed his belief that TIA will have a unique identity with the initiation of the robot service.

The installation cost for each robot is Rs 2 million, it was informed at the launch program.

The robot was launched at TIA Arrivals and Departures with the joint efforts of the Ministry, Nepal Tourism Year Secretariat, Nepal Tourism Board and Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.