Hyderabad: After converting Yadadri as the first cashless temple town in December 2016, the Telangana Information Technology Association (TITA) has come forward to turn Bhongir into a cashless town.
The TITA team members took up the task of educating and converting 2,018 merchants in Bhongir to switch to cashless transactions on Saturday. The event was supported by CSC India, State Government employees, e-Wallet representatives.
In all, 10 groups were formed with 10 TITA volunteers, representatives from e-wallet companies and a couple of State government employees in each group.
Each group was assigned with the task of educating merchants in the designated area, within the town on the usage of different e-wallets, POS and Adhaar” said TITA president Sundeep Kumar Makthala.
The event was launched by Collector Anitha Ramachandran. Local MLA Shekar Reddy donated Rs 50,000 to merchants by online transfer, initiating the event with the first cashless transaction.