Kolkata: People visiting the Indian Museum here will no longer have to wait in queues as a new online facility for booking tickets will be introduced next year, its director Rajesh Purohit said. The new system will be inaugurated in January, enabling a prospective visitor to buy tickets, along with souvenir items, from indianmuseumkolkata.org site, he said on Wednesday. “The e-transaction facility will be our new year gift to the visitors. People visiting the site can also choose from an array of souvenir items and museum publications,” Purohit said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Earlier, too, the museum, one of the oldest and largest in south west Asia, has taken initiatives to go online with its repository. “Last September, six per cent of 14,383 objects in the Arts section were put on display online, some dating back to the 4th millennium BC. The objects included pots, earthen vases and female figurines,” the museum director said. The objective is to reach out to historians, archivists and other interested people in every nook and corner of the world, he said. “We have lined up a slew of initiatives in the coming days. Our primary motive is to connect and collaborate with historians, teachers as well as common people,” Purohit added.