Indian mobile wallet major, MobiKwik, announced its association with Bhopal Plus, part of Bhopal Smart City initiative, a one-stop web portal and mobile application for facilitation of government-citizen engagement and collaboration, as a step towards the national Smart Cities Mission. The tie-up will enable residents of Bhopal in paying taxes and bills for utility services such as electricity and water, digitally. Bhopal Plus also provides a platform to apply for birth and death certificates, marriage registration and register complaints on civic amenities.
“This association is another in line with our vision to support Digital India and the government’s Smart Cities initiative,” said Bikram Bir Singh, Business Head at MobiKwik. “We are glad to partner with Bhopal Plus and contribute to the efforts of Municipal Corporation to make Bhopal a less-cash city. The partnership will allow people to pay for various services available at Bhopal Plus app and portal within seconds. MobiKwik understands that getting the bill paying user to pay online requires a behavioral shift, hence MobiKwik & Bhopal Plus together would be incentivizing users to do online transactions, which would further give impetus to digital India campaign” Bikram added.
Chandramauli Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, Bhopal Smart City development. Corporation limited said, “MobiKwik will be powering digital payments for Bhopal’s smart city app, Bhopal Plus. The partnership aims to bring better payment experiences for our users across the city. We hope people adapt to paying bills through MobiKwik and work towards making India a digital country. MobiKwik & Bhopal Municipal Corporation would be incentivizing digitally paying users with 5% cash back on bill payments.”
MobiKwik has over 55 million plus users on its platform and currently powers payments for IRCTC, NHAI, GSRTC, Meru Cabs, Big Bazaar, MakeMyTrip, OYO Rooms, Zomato, PVR, Archies, WHSmith India, BookMyShow, Grofers, Big Basket, Dominos, Burger King, Pizza Hut, eBay, ShopClues, Myntra, Jabong, Pepperfry, Barista, Food Panda, Nearbuy, Van Heusen, Allen Solly among others.