More commercial multiplexes to be constructed in Himachal: Bali

Shimla/May 17
Transport Minister GS Bali on Friday said that Himachal Bus Stand Management Authority would construct more commercial multiplexes in near future on BoT basis. He said that this would help in raising the income of loss incurring Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) beside facilitating the people and tourists travelling in Himachal Road Transport Corporation buses.
This was disclosed by the Transport Minister while launching SRS multiplex and cinema in Shimla New ISBT at Tuti Kandi on Friday.
Bali informed that government was also mulling to construct similar mulitplex complex with cinema facility near Dhalli in Shimla.
Transport Minister disclosed that a big parking facility would also be constructed near ISBT at Tuti Kandi. “After completion of this parking people and tourist don’t have to drive their vehicles further into the town to reach Mall Road. This parking place would be connected with Mall Road area with ropeway facility, “he added.
He said that government had planned similar complex and cinema at Dharamshala but this proposal could not be materialise due to political reasons.
Tinku Singh, Group President, SRS Group, said that it was SRS Group’s 13th Multiplex in north India. Shimla’s multiplex has total 2 screens and capacity of 374 seats all set to enthrall the local residents
“With the new multiplex in Shimla now operational, SRS Cinemas has a total of 35 screens across 13 multiplexes with a total capacity of 8995 seats. Each auditorium in the SRS Cinemas offers world–class movie viewing experience as it features digital capable projection and digital sound, top of the line seating systems and excellent food and beverage facilities, he added
Anil Jindal, Chairman & Managing Director, SRS Ltd., said, “We are reinforcing our presence in North India with the expansion of our cinemas business and are extremely happy to extend the reach of our most vibrant brand, SRS Cinemas to the residents of Shimla. We are confident that our new multiplex at New ISBT would receive a warm welcome from the discerning audience in the city because of the unparalleled movie experience and extremely enjoyable ambience that SRS Cinemas offers.”
He said SRS Group was currently in an expansion mode for its highly successful multiplex chain, SRS Cinemas and will invest approx. Rs.25 Crore to add 12 more screens to its current portfolio of 33 screens to take the total number to 45 by the mid of financial year 2013-14. As part of this expansion plan, SRS Cinemas will soon enchant the residents of many new cities in North India, he added.