From this december Bhubaneswar is all set to add a smart card to its kitty with talks to finalise the executor of the project reaching its final stage. The smart card can be used to make a wide range of payments for services including electricity and water.
The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) had planned to introduce a common payment card for citizens in March this year. It had floated the tender for the project in March and recently selected banking giant ICICI to fix the modalities for the card.
The card could be used for making payments at Central Electricity Supply Utility (Cesu) for electricity bills, Public Health Engineering Organisation (Pheo) for water tax, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) for holding, advertisement and other taxes and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) for various fees and more.