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Road rage: DTC bus driver thrashed to death in Delhi; passengers kept looking

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

The capital city witnessed yet another incident of road rage, in which a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus driver was yesterday brutally beaten to death by a biker near Mundka, West Delhi, while the passengers of the bus looked on.

Ashok Kumar Singh, 42-year-old DTC bus driver was thrashed with a helmet by the accused, Vijay, after the bus hit the motorcycle from behind.

Vijay and his mother fell off the bike when the bus grazed by it. Angered by this, he entered into an altercation with the bus driver, which soon turned into a brutal murder.

This appalling incident has yet again made the citizens cringe in shame and question their aggressive behaviors on roads. However, what is more shameful is that while the bus driver was being assaulted in broad daylight, the passengers, including the bus conductor, remained silent spectators and did nothing to put a hold to the brutal act. They did not even try to nab the accused, who fled from the spot after perpetrating the assault.

The accused was later arrested by the police in night.

The Delhi government has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to Kumar’s family and has also promised a permanent job in the transport department to one of his family members.

The bus conductor and other DTC drivers later staged a protest at Rohini bus depot. But what’s the point of protesting now? None of these protests or monetary compensations has the power to bring back Ashok Kumar Singh to life.

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Digital Transactions in Delhi-NCR Grew by 235% Last Year: Razorpay

Online transactions in Delhi-NCR grew 235% in 2019

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Online transactions in Delhi-NCR grew by 235 per cent in 2019 and it was the third most digitized region in 2019. Pixabay

Digital transactions in Delhi-NCR grew by 235 per cent from 2018 (January-December) to 2019 (January-December) and the region was the third most digitised state in 2019, thus, contributing 13.05 per cent in 2019 (up from 10.9 per cent in 2018), said a new report by full-stack financial services company Razorpay on Tuesday.

“The last year has been buzzing for the fintech sector in Delhi, with the adoption of new digital payment modes and bringing the digital currency to the mainstream. The last six months saw a tremendous shift in the consumption patterns of businesses and consumer preferences of digital payments in the region.

“With UPI growing by a whopping 442 per cent in Delhi, I am certain that this payment method will overtake cards by at least 20 per cent in the next 12 months,” Harshil Mathur, CEO and co-founder of Razorpay, said in a statement.

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Credit and Debit cards contributed 46 per cent in digital transactions. Pixabay

In 2019, Karnataka saw the highest adoption of digital payments (26.64 per cent) followed by Maharashtra (15.92 per cent) and Delhi NCR (13.01 per cent).

While the usage of cards (46 per cent) and netbanking (11 per cent) saw a decline in 2019, down from 56 per cent and 23 per cent for cards and netbanking, respectively in 2018, UPI (38 per cent) went up from 17 per cent in 2018.

Amazon Pay was the most preferred wallet among consumers (33 per cent), followed by Ola Money (17 per cent) in 2019.

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The top three sectors in digital payment adoption for 2019 were food and beverage (26 per cent), financial services (12.5 per cent) and transportation (8 per cent).

Among UPI, Google Pay contributed 59 per cent, PhonePe contributed 26 per cent, followed by Paytm (7 per cent) and BHIM (6 per cent) in digital transactions in 2019. (IANS)