New Delhi, Sep 9 (PTI) Payment of water dues will be much easier as the Delhi Jal board today launched automated round the clock bill payment kiosks at its collection centres.
The first electronic bill kiosk was inaugurated at DJB headquarters here. Five more such centres also started functioning at Preet Vihar, Shivpuri, Greater Kailash-1 and R K Puram to help consumers pay their water bills either through cheque or cash.
"Each centre with two machines have started functioning at six different places in the city. People can now pay their bills any time without any hassle and can also get the receipt immediately," Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said after inaugurating the kiosks.
The DJB has also planned to put similar kiosks at its other offices, including residential colonies.
"We are going to put similar kiosks at Rohini, Ashok Vihar, Subhash Nagar, Janakpuri, Shahdra and Turkman Gate in a phased manner," Harsh Vardhan Tandon, Joint Director of DJB's revenue department, said.
"We have also planned to put more kiosks at various residential areas with the help of Resident Welfare Associations," Tandon told PTI.
The kiosks, equipped with electronic cheque reader, accept cheques while the machine has unique ability to recognise currency. It can automatically detect the fake notes and reject the same, he said.