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08 AUG 2015_M SAMANTA.jpg (4) (1)By Arnab Mitra

Kolkata: The Kolkata Police, on its mission to make the city an accidentfree zone, has started using speedometers to check the speed of automobiles on a few busy and important areas in the city.

“The speedometer is correctly able to check the speed of the vehicle, and the defaulter is penalized,” said a sergeant.

This modern technology is used in various cities abroad. In India, the technology is used in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi. According to a report on the Kolkata Police website, Kolkata is the sixth highest accident-prone city in India with approximately 1050 accidents in a year.

The Supreme Court mentioned in a recent verdict that the offender’s license should be seized for three months.

NewsGram spoke to a few Kolkatans who appreciate this drive by the Kolkata Police, believing it will help save quite a few lives.

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Swiggy to use digital payments for delivery fleet

Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to "change the way India eats" and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others

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Encouraging Digital Transactions by exempting service tax on Cards (Wikimedia commons)
  • Swiggy is an online food ordering platform
  • It will now allow digital payments for delivery feet
  • this method will prevent any leakage in cash payment process

Online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy on Monday said it would use privately-run ICICI Bank to allow its delivery fleet to make digital payments.

“Through the use of Unified Payment Interface (UPI)-based solution for instant fund transfers and automated cash deposit machines at ICICI Bank branches and ATMs across the country, the delivery fleet will have a hassle-free way of transferring funds,” the company said in a statement. Swiggy operates with a fleet of over 20,000 delivery persons delivering food from over 25,000 restaurants across 12 cities.

These digital payments will prevent leakage in cash payments. Wikimedia Commons

With cash-on-delivery being a widely used method of payment on the platform, the digital payment methods allow the delivery men to quickly transfer the funds to Swiggy, saving their time, according to the statement.

“With the delivery fleet being the backbone of Swiggy, the adoption of the digital payment solutions will support the ease of operations and save their time and thousands of kilometres of travel,” said the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rahul Bothra in the statement. The digital payment methods will also help in preventing any cash leakages, the company said.

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Founded in 2014, Swiggy aims to “change the way India eats” and is currently operational in cities like New Delhi, Gurugram, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai among a few others. IANS

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