The corporation’s budget focused on tech-based governance. Mayor R Priya announced the launch of QR codes to ease up payment of property tax. She also said residents will now be able to get building approvals on the Namma Chennai app.
“Payment of tax has already gone online. We will use GIS and other spatial technology to focus on collection of property tax. More online avenues will be made available making payment of taxes simpler. More kiosks will be set up at every zone for the purpose,” said Vishu Mahajan, deputy commissioner (revenue and finance department).
Residents will be able to pay taxes, renew trade licenses and get status on building approvals on WhatsApp. The Namma Chennaiapp which has more than 1. 2 lakh subscribers will be improved further adding more services to it. An in-house Namma Chennai app will be created for officials to check status of projects and details of all departments in it.
It will show attendance and ensure officials follow-up on projects. In fact, grievances unattended through Namma Chennaiapp will be flagged in the app.