Chandigarh, the city beautiful is all set to go cashless. To encourage cashless transactions in Chandigarh, the Chandigarh administration will soon be launching a prepaid cash card for the residents of Chandigarh. The new city card will help the Chandigarh people in my ways.
The people of Chandigarh will be able to pay at all the government departments and also at the CTU (Chandigarh Transport Undertaking) busses with the upcoming city card. About two lakh people commute through the CTU buses daily.
The New Prepaid City Card For The People Of Chandigarh
The new city card can be used at all government departments, government educational institutes, hospitals and e-sampark centres. The Chandigarh administration will also be including restaurants and eateries very soon. There are 78 G2C (Government-to-citizen), G2B (Government-to-business) and B2C (Business-to-consumer) services. There are also 11 eSampark kiosks, 18 e-Sampark centres and 14 Gram Sampark centres.
Parimal Rai, the UT adviser suggested the idea of the prepaid city cards in Chandigarh. The banks will be issuing the city cards which will have multiple security features. People of Chandigarh will be able to recharge their city cards from designated merchants only. The merchants will have a mobile application installed on their phone which will further the read the cards and will then the payments will be made.
A lot of places in the city are going cashless and are accepting payments through credit cards, debit cards and also the digital wallets like Paytm, Phone Pe and Freecharge.
Chandigarh- The Cashless City
The first department in Chandigarh to go cashless was the CHB (Chandigarh Housing Board). The accepted the fees by the owners through online payment processors. The CHB has also come up with a rehabilitation housing scheme and also a housing scheme in various sectors of the city like Sector 29, Sector 38 west, Sector 40, Sector 41, Sector 43, Sector 44, Sector 45, Sector 47 and MHC (Modern housing complex).
The Chandigarh Administration is pushing the industrialists and traders to go cashless. There were plans to make the Sector 26 Chandigarh grain market cashless but the plan has not been executed yet. However, the Chandigarh Administration have made the Chandigarh Market Committee office cashless.
Source: The Times Of India
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