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Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced on Monday that the Union Environment Ministry has given the green signal for the proposed coastal road for Mumbai.

“It’s a dream come true…Best gift to Mumbai by Modi government,” Fadnavis tweeted on what could be the most ambitious infrastructure project for the country’s commercial capital.

Fadnavis made the announcement after a meeting with Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi this morning.

He added that the coastal road will decongest traffic in the city and add 91 hectares of green space, taking Mumbai’s infrastructure to the next level.

Taking a swipe at the previous Congress-Nationalist Congress Party government, he said that they only talked about the coastal road for five years.

“I had promised that (I) will get it approved in five months…Happy that it took even lesser time,” the Chief Minister added, thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

As per the time frame, the draft notification for the project will be issued by June 15, followed by the final notification by August 15.

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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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Another step towards digitizing India
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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