New Delhi, June 21 (FN Representative) Delhi Government to make “Dilli Bazaar” e-portal go live in December by empanelling 10,000 vendors, it announced on Tuesday. The city government has also planned to bring 1 lakh shops to the portal within six months of its launch. The market association will help the Delhi government in its target by registering themselves on the portal. Besides, an agency will also be appointed to look after the Dilli Bazaar portal. The decision was taken during a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal at the Delhi Secretariat today to take stock of the progress of the Dilli Bazaar Project. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia was also present during the meeting, along with other senior officials concerned. Through the Dilli Bazaar Project, the Delhi Government has planned to offer a unique virtual experience to the buyers wherein one can have digital walkthroughs of Delhi’s iconic as well as local markets and browse through the products on offer.
During the meeting, Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi Vice Chairperson Jasmine Shah briefed the CM about the details of design and development of the portal and explained various features like product cataloguing, market location, geo-tagging, map layouts, e-payment and digital walkthroughs that will be made available through it, an official said. The government has also set up a dedicated team for the project that will take care of branding solutions of the shops on the portal. Due to the zero setup cost conceptualised behind the platform, the products available on the Delhi Bazaar portal are expected to be cheaper than the price e-commerce companies sell them at. Meanwhile, the project team is also in discussion with e-commerce platforms to enable a feature wherein consumers of e-commerce platforms can purchase goods from Delhi’s shops through the Dilli Bazaar portal and make online payments from there. The government intends to make the Dilli Bazaar Portal’s products available on all e-commerce platforms with all e-payment options available for transactions, an official said.