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Post demonetisation move, police, tourism sector in Goa to now go cashless

The Goa Police said that systems were being put in place to pay traffic fines by debit or credit card.

IANS  |  Panaji 

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Photo: PTI
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Photo: PTI

A few days after Defence Minister announced making the first state, Tourism and Police introduced several initiatives to make their functioning cashless.

The Police said that systems were being put in place to pay traffic fines by debit or credit card.

Tourism said payments for hotel reservation and other tourism-related services would soon be totally done via plastic money or e-wallets.

Both departments said that its officials were being trained to get accustomed to the transition.

"All Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) residencies are provided with point-of-sale (POS) machines to facilitate payments and most tourists prefer to use this facility.

"It is encouraging to see tourists opting for transactions," GTDC's General Manager (Hotels) Gavin Dias said.

He said that other services like packaged holiday tours and cruise rides would also be brought on the online platform.

Currently, apart from its own hotels and guest houses, GTDC has direct reservation tie-ups with 160 hotels across the state.

Last week, Parrikar chaired a meeting of bureaucrats and bankers in the state, to work out ways to maximise transactions here by December 30.

Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector General of Police V.A. Gupta said that the first initiative of the department would be to allow payment of traffic fines by debit and credit cards.

"The traffic department has a lot of cash transaction points. Soon people will be able to pay traffic fines by swiping debit and credit cards," Gupta said.

The other police department fees would also be enabled on the online platform by January 2017.

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Post demonetisation move, police, tourism sector in Goa to now go cashless

The Goa Police said that systems were being put in place to pay traffic fines by debit or credit card.

The Goa Police said that systems were being put in place to pay traffic fines by debit or credit card.

A few days after Defence Minister announced making the first state, Tourism and Police introduced several initiatives to make their functioning cashless.

The Police said that systems were being put in place to pay traffic fines by debit or credit card.

Tourism said payments for hotel reservation and other tourism-related services would soon be totally done via plastic money or e-wallets.

Both departments said that its officials were being trained to get accustomed to the transition.

"All Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) residencies are provided with point-of-sale (POS) machines to facilitate payments and most tourists prefer to use this facility.

"It is encouraging to see tourists opting for transactions," GTDC's General Manager (Hotels) Gavin Dias said.

He said that other services like packaged holiday tours and cruise rides would also be brought on the online platform.

Currently, apart from its own hotels and guest houses, GTDC has direct reservation tie-ups with 160 hotels across the state.

Last week, Parrikar chaired a meeting of bureaucrats and bankers in the state, to work out ways to maximise transactions here by December 30.

Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector General of Police V.A. Gupta said that the first initiative of the department would be to allow payment of traffic fines by debit and credit cards.

"The traffic department has a lot of cash transaction points. Soon people will be able to pay traffic fines by swiping debit and credit cards," Gupta said.

The other police department fees would also be enabled on the online platform by January 2017.

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Post demonetisation move, police, tourism sector in Goa to now go cashless

The Goa Police said that systems were being put in place to pay traffic fines by debit or credit card.

A few days after Defence Minister announced making the first state, Tourism and Police introduced several initiatives to make their functioning cashless.

The Police said that systems were being put in place to pay traffic fines by debit or credit card.

Tourism said payments for hotel reservation and other tourism-related services would soon be totally done via plastic money or e-wallets.

Both departments said that its officials were being trained to get accustomed to the transition.

"All Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) residencies are provided with point-of-sale (POS) machines to facilitate payments and most tourists prefer to use this facility.

"It is encouraging to see tourists opting for transactions," GTDC's General Manager (Hotels) Gavin Dias said.

He said that other services like packaged holiday tours and cruise rides would also be brought on the online platform.

Currently, apart from its own hotels and guest houses, GTDC has direct reservation tie-ups with 160 hotels across the state.

Last week, Parrikar chaired a meeting of bureaucrats and bankers in the state, to work out ways to maximise transactions here by December 30.

Meanwhile, Deputy Inspector General of Police V.A. Gupta said that the first initiative of the department would be to allow payment of traffic fines by debit and credit cards.

"The traffic department has a lot of cash transaction points. Soon people will be able to pay traffic fines by swiping debit and credit cards," Gupta said.

The other police department fees would also be enabled on the online platform by January 2017.

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