New Delhi: The Delhi Government observed the fourth car free day in the capital on Friday, to counter increased air pollution in the city.This was another step in the car-free initiative which was observed first on 22nd October.
The car-free day was observed from the Vishwavidyalaya’s Gate No 3 to Chhatrasal Stadium red light, a 6 km stretch in north Delhi.
Delhi Transport Minister Gopla Rai said “Next car free day will be organised in south Delhi. We are taking every initiative to bring down the air pollution level in the city through such initiatives.”
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia led a cycle rally along with the teachers and students of the Delhi University.(IANS)
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