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New Delhi, Dec 28 (UNI) Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd (DIAL), a subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Ltd, will provide e-payment facility to its customers in collaboration with Punjab National Bank (PNB) at the International Cargo Terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport.

''In a significant step to speed up transactions at the International Cargo Terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport, an e-payment facility has been provided for the benefit of users,'' Associate vice-president (Finance) DIAL TSSV Lakshminarayana said.

DIAL has signed an MoU with PNB to provide this unique facility, Mr Lakshminarayana added.

The new e-payment facility significantly speeds up transactions as the present arrangement provided for 'Export Terminal Charges Slip' called TC, is generated on the internet. The payment for the same was carried out through a PDA (Pre-Deposit Account).

However, under the new facility, DIAL would be able to provide its trade partners (cargo clearing agencies) the facility to pay DIAL's charges directly through their PNB Bank account.

The transaction is online and instantaneous via PNB's Net-Banking site.

The provision of this facility was a major actionable point under the EC / EDI (Electronic Commerce / Electronic Data interchange) in Air Cargo Sector, a national program on e-trade (electronic trade) being monitored by the Prime Minister's Office. Implementation of the Electronic Commerce / Electronic Data Interchange is one of the thrust areas of the Government of India under Export Promotion Board (EPB). This results in paperless e-transactions as per international standards.


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