Chandigarh launches smart city cards
The Chandigarh smart city card is a personalised card with the photograph and other details of the user.Updated: Dec 13, 2017 12:58 IST
Chandigarh administrator VP Singh Badnore on Tuesday launched Chandigarh smart city cards. While registrations begin today, the software launch will take place on Good Governance Day on December 25.
What is this card?
The Chandigarh smart city card is a personalised card with the photograph and other details of the user. Launched by the UT administration in collaboration with the Bank of India, it can be used to make payments for various government and commercial utilities besides as a valid identity proof.
Where can you use it?
The card can be used to make various payments like power, water bills, taxes and challans, retail merchants, e-mandi, rent collection, liquor shops, CTU bus tickets and fuel stations.
How to get the card?
All Aadhaar card holders can get the card at e-Sampark centres or at the Bank of India branches and website. It costs Rs 500, of which Rs 150 is non-refundable. The card can be reloaded at the e-Sampark centres or through online transaction on the website or BHIM app. The registrations will start at all Bank of India branches on Wednesday and at the centres on Friday.
What is the transaction limit?
Consumers can load up to Rs 50,000 in the card, but the maximum amount that can be spent without a one-time password (OTP) is Rs 2,000. For higher transactions, an OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number. Users will be able to know about all the transactions via SMS alerts to prevent misuse.