Popularity of ePay growing, says Dubai eGovernment

ePay platform collects AED 1.1 billion from transactions in first half of 2010

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Popularity of ePay growing, says Dubai eGovernment AED 1.1 billion collected through ePay in first half of the year.
By  Vineetha Menon Published  August 11, 2010

Dubai eGovernment revealed that AED 1.1 billion was collected through their ePay payment gateway during the first six months of 2010, marking a 60% rise in money collected during the same period last year.

ePay enables customers to pay bills and settle dues for various government services electronically. These services include traffic and parking fine payment, DEWA bills and topping up Salik credit, among others.

During the first six months of 2010, a total of AED 1.1 billion from 835,000 transactions was collected through ePay on behalf of all participating Dubai government departments. The same period last year saw a total of AED 700 million collected through 712,000 transactions.

"These results clearly indicate the favourable pace of eTransformation in Dubai and also reflect both the increasing adoption of ePay as a preferred mode of payment to complete government transactions and the trust shown by customers with regards to the efficiency and safety of ePay, despite the ramifications of the global financial crisis," said Ahmed Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment.

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Dubai Customs were the top three departments respectively in terms of the number of transactions achieved.

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