Chandigar IT department to introduce Quick Response code for paying water, power bills

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CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh department of information and technology, is ready to launch Quick Response (QR) code for paying both water and power bills soon.

Arjun Sharma, director, IT department, said, “We have already finalised everything and we are hopeful of starting the service from next week.”

“Currently, city residents are paying their bill in cash or through debit/credit card at Sampark centre or online. The QR technology will help the residents to make the payment without cash or debit/credit card”, Sharma said.

“By now, Authorities have made the arrangements with banks for the facility,” he added.

In December last year, the smart city card was launched in collaboration with the Bank of India, which can be used to make payments for various government and commercial utilities, including power and water bills, besides as a valid identity proof.

Consumers can load up to Rs 50,000 in the card. An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number for the transaction of more than Rs 2000. Users will be able to know about all the transactions via SMS alerts to prevent misuse.

The administration will be displaying Quick Response (QR) code at all e-sampark centres. The residents have to download the mobile application, which will allow scanning of the code. The user will have to enter the account number against which the payment is to be made. The amount will automatically be deducted from the bank account linked.

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