NBT- Metro Bookshop unveiled
The National Book Trust, India has tied-up with the Delhi Metro to promote books amongst the masses. The first NBT-Metro bookshop was officially opened at Kashmere Gate Metro Station by Mangu Singh, managing director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in the presence of A Sethumadhavan, chairman, NBT; MA Sikandar, director, NBT and other dignitaries.
At the occasion, Mangu Ram shared that they are open to facilitate such initiatives in additional metro stations once they evaluate the experience of travellers.
While, A Sethumadhavan, chairman, NBT said, “With this initiative, we will connect to readers directly and hope this will promote language books to a greater extent. This is an excellent initiative of two government organisations to increase book reading habits.”
MA Sikandar, director, NBT, shared that Indian Railways have also approached them and are keen to have similar bookshops at the major railway stations.
At NBT metro bookshops Metro smart card user can avail 15 percent discount on books. Passengers can also pick up NBT catalogues and book their orders for the books not available at Metro outlets, which NBT can later send through post.