‘Smart Card launched for residents & tourists’
Udaipur : Union minister of state for civil aviation Jayant Sinha said Udaipur airport may soon be raised to international status. In the coming six months, the city may get direct flights to Middle East Asia, Sinha announced here on Tuesday during the inauguration of the Bhamashah Digi-Dhan mela at the Udaipur Municipal Corporation premises. He also launched the Smart Card for Udaipur city, on the occasion. The project is first of its kind in the state, wherein residents and tourists having these cards could avail a plethora of services within the city limits without the worries of carrying cash with them all time.The move corroborates with the Digital India program to transform cities into digitally empowered societies and make enlightened citizens.From paying food bills at any restaurant to purchasing entry tickets at tourist places or paying utility bills, the smart card would do it all.
Addressing on the occasion Sinha said, cashless transactions would bring in transparency in the system and weed out the menace of black money. The Niti Aayog has been organising these melas across the country as part of its100 days, 100 cities drive to combat corruption and black money. During the Mela, people got the chance to open bank accounts and also enrolling for the Aadhaar card. The event is an opportunity for the people to learn how to complete digital transactions, instead of using hard cash. “ This Mela is organized primarily to change the mindset of the people, to sensitize them on the benefits of cashless transactions and to enlighten them how they can do all the payments through their debit, credit cards and mobile phones. This would save a lot of their time standing in queues to receive and make payments” Udaipur collector Rohit Gupta said.