ICICI Bank today announced a multi-year partnership with the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) to launch a Common Payment Card System (CPCS) which will help citizens use a single payment option for their multi-purpose city-level usage.
Christened ‘Odyssey City Card’, this pre-paid multi-purpose card is a first-of-its-kind offering in the city that has been designed to enable residents to make quick and easy payments for an array of services like property tax, water bills, vehicle parking fees and trade license fee for traders and businesses among others, in a seamless manner.
The card can also be used for making payments at retail merchant outlets enabled with POS machines across the country, as well as on e-commerce websites.
The ‘Odyssey City Card’ was unveiled by Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha along with Mr. Anup Bagchi, Executive Director, ICICI Bank at the State Secretariat. The occasion was also graced by Mr. Ananta Narayan Jena, Hon’ble Mayor of Bhubaneswar, Mr. Bijaya Kumar Mohanty, Hon’ble MLA, Bhubaneswar Central and Mr. Priyadarshi Mishra, Hon’ble MLA, Bhubaneswar North.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister also launched 25 ‘My Odyssey Centres’ where the ‘Odyssey City Card’ will be available for issuance. Odisha gets Railway foot over bridge built in 2 hours by East Coast Railway
Talking about the new proposition, Shri Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Odisha said, “The ‘Odyssey City Card’ has been launched with the objective of creating a common city payment mechanism which will facilitate cashless transactions for several citizen based services across Bhubaneswar. We are happy to note that ICICI Bank has partnered with the State Government to introduce the card that will offer significant convenience to the residents of the city. The card is a step towards leveraging technology by forging stronger partnerships which will help us in the creation of a digital payment system.”