HP govt deptts sign MoU with HDFC Bank for online services

Shimla: Himachal Urban Development and Town and Country Planning Departments and State Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) today signed an agreement with HDFC Bank for online services.

This is a first-of-its-kind initiative to enable quick and easy payments of property tax through payment gateway.

The tourists will also be benefitted as they will get facility of online booking of HPTDC hotels and Volvo bus tickets, even on mobile app, an official spokesman said.

The residents of Himachal would be able to make their property tax payments online in a quick and convenient manner andalso allow people who had moved out of the city to make their payments in a timely manner from their homes or offices.

They can also book HPTDC hotel rooms using any debit card, credit card, or net banking facility, he added.

The Urban Development department would use HDFC Bank Payment Gateway for online collection of house-property tax and water bills for all the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the state.

Similarly, the department of Town and Country Planning will use this gateway for online collection of fees and other receipts for all the planning areas in the state.

As part of the MoU with Tourism Development Corporation, HDFC Bank will provide Point of Sale terminals at hotels, smartbuy for selling/hosting hotel room and Volvo bus ticket offers, payment gateway for making online booking, and PayZapp integration with the mobile app of HPTDC.