Kolkata: On Tuesday, following an email claiming bombs were planted at the West Bengal secretariat, the 200-year-old Writers’ Building was evacuated. Police later informed that it turned out to be a hoax.
Most of the departments in the majestic heritage complex were shifted to the “Nabanna” building in the neighbouring Howrah district due to the undergoing renovations.
Bomb disposal and sniffer dogs were dispatched immediately and the building was evacuated after an email sent to the city police headquarters at Lalbazar claimed bombs were planted there.
“So far, nothing has been found. It seems to be a hoax,” said Joint Commissioner of Police Rajiv Mishra.
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.
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.
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