Digital payments made mandatory
Decision taken to prevent coronavirus transmission through currency notes
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) – Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has decided to ban cash transactions for e-commerce deliveries and promote digital payments instead. Online modes of payment have been made mandatory to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection through the exchange of currency notes. All delivery personnel must have Aarogya Setu app installed on their smartphones. The Municipal Corporation stated that they have taken the decision after discussing with major retail and home delivery agencies like D-Mart, Big Basket, Big Bazaar, Osia Hypermart, Zomato, Swiggy, etc. Only after screening 100% of the employees, they will be allowed to deliver goods to households. It is also mandatory for these employees to use sanitiser and follow social distancing norms. The rule will apply to approximately 17000 shops selling vegetables, milk, fruits and grocery under the jurisdiction of Municipal Corporation. Presently, the home delivery of goods to households is not permissible in the city. This service will be resumed from 15th May. These guidelines will apply from that date.