Agartala, November 7: Today, Tripura’s Department of Transportation has announced the launch of cashless services at the transportation office in line with the slogan “Digital India.” The state’s Transport Minister, Sushant Choudhury, virtually inaugurated this service, extending it to eight district officials, sub-divisional officers, and beneficiaries.
Choudhury stated during a press conference held at the state secretariat that cashless services are now available not only in various government offices but also at the transportation department. The government aims to bring transparency to administrative procedures by organizing cashless services throughout the state. Starting today, all transactions at the transportation department will be carried out using cashless methods.
The Minister emphasized that the Department of Transportation has played a vital role in contributing to the state’s revenue. In the previous fiscal year, it contributed INR 115.63 crore to the state government’s treasury. They have set a target to deposit INR 125 crore in the state treasury in the upcoming fiscal year.
Choudhury further revealed that in the fiscal year 2021-22, the transportation department deposited INR 92.83 crore in the state treasury, while in the fiscal year 2020-21, they contributed INR 87.93 crore. As of October of the current fiscal year, they have already deposited INR 73.87 crore in the state treasury.
This initiative is a significant step towards promoting a digital economy and ensuring efficient and transparent government services in Tripura.