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Only 3 in 3 lakh SMSed Civic Tax Payments

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) much-talked about 'payment of tax through SMS' seems to have fallen flat. Despite 80 per cent of Mumbaikars being mobile phones users, of the three lakh tax payers in the city, the service was availed by only three, making a total payment of Rs 7,700.

Followed by the failure of the programme of payments through Internet, which also didn't find much favour with citizens, this is the second such failure for the BMC. The SMS facility was launched in January and this enables citizens to pay their property and water tax through cellphones, by sending an SMS with the bill number to the BMC.



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