As part of its efforts to prevent the spread of Covid19 in the state, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has made digital payments mandatory for all home deliveries in the city from May 15 onwards. This is being done to prevent the spread of the disease through currency notes.
A release from the state said that “it has been made mandatory to accept digital mode of payments through Unified Payment Interface (UPI) and other platforms.” The civic body has also asked all major retail and home delivery agencies like D-Mart, Osia Hypermarket, Big Basket, Big Bazaar, Zomato and Swiggy to get 100% screening of delivery staff.
Those delivering products will need to get a health card from AMC valid for 7 days. No delivery boy will be enlisted from containment areas and they will have to use caps, hand sanitizers and gloves and maintain social distancing norms . All of them will also have to download the Aarogya Setu App.
The AMC will also provide technical support for an online payment app to 17,000 retail shops that sell vegetables, fruits, milk and groceries.