Andhra Pradesh government is moving fast in the direction to start the new online ticketing portal. Government issued new guidelines to AP Film Development Corporation regarding the implementation of the portal. All tickets sold either online or in current booking counters will be issued only through the state government ticket portal. Government has directed district collectors to take up the responsibility.
Following the orders revenue officers started meeting the theatre owners. The revenue officers has to make the theatre owners to sign the MOU. In some places the government officials are reportedly threatening the theatre owners. They are warning them that the government will seize the theatre if they don’t sign the MOU. Theatre owners are in dilemma now. And as there is no option in-front of them theatre owners seeking some time from the officers.
The government took this decision to made the system more transparent and to collect the taxes correctly. Though the film industry stood against it initially later the film industry agreed with the state government’s decision to float a single window portal.