Thursday, March 31, 2005

An end to queues for paying bills

An end to queues for paying bills
Deccan Herald

After shopping malls, here comes your friendly neighbourhood ‘public service’ malls. Bangalore One, the one-stop shop for all public services is due to be launched on April 2 at 14 locations in the City.

If Bangalore One works, you may not have to stand in long queue anymore. Neither dash around from pillar to post paying your bills. Thanks to the latest e-Governance project, you will be able to pay your telephone and mobile bills, electricity charges, submit passport applications, road tax payment or renew your driving licence, all under one roof, within a matter of minutes. But if you are too lazy to venture out, there is Bangalore One’s internet services too. Just register with Bangalore One, log on to, and make your payments. The services of five departments - BMP, BSNL, BWSSB, RTO and Passport Office - can be availed of at these centres and the website. All the services will be free of cost for customers.

In all, 14 centres are being launched on April 2 and another 36 are in the pipeline. “We have set a target of 50 centres in Bangalore within the next two years,” informed a senior official of the e-Governance department.

The new Bangalore One centres would be opened at Jayanagar II Block, Malleswaram, J P Nagar, Yeshwantpur, Rajajinagar, R T Nagar, HBR Layout, Airport Road, Cox Town, Tannery Road, Banashankari II Stage, Kalasipalyam, Shanthinagar and Vijaynagar.

Note: The website address is incorrect


*BMP: Property tax payment, issue of khata certificate and copies of birth and death certificates
*BWSSB: Bill payment, grievance redressal and applications for new connections
*BSNL: Payment of telephone bills and statement of accounts
*RTO: Learner’s Licence renewal, road tax payment and payment against challan
*Passport Office: Sale of passport forms, new application registration


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