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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

India's first floating post office, now open in Srinagar!

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Indo-Asian News Service / NDTV, Updated: August 23, 2011 07:26 IST.

Srinagar/New Delhi:  Tourists to Jammu and Kashmir now have another attraction - a floating post office on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first in the country.

Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology (IT), and Omar Abdullah, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, inaugurated the floating post office on Monday.

"This innovation by India Post will be a boon for the tourists visiting the lake," Pilot said in a statement.

Besides offering normal services, the place will also have a philately museum and a shop that will sell postage stamps and other products.

"This is the first such post office in India. It has been made as a tourist focus post office on a huge house boat and will provide a unique and tourist-friendly service to the people of Kashmir and to tourists from across the world," John Samuel, the state's chief post master, told.

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