The city of Chennai, India, has introduced a service that enables consumers to pay property taxes with mobile phones, a spokesperson for the Municipal Corp. of Chennai, which governs the city, tells CardLine Global.

Bangalore-based mobile-payments firm JiGrahak Mobility Solutions Ltd., which operates under the "ngpay" brand, is providing the technology for the service, the spokesperson says. Immediate comment from the mobile-technology firm was not available Monday.

Chennai residents who want to take part first must register with officials and then download the ngpay application to their mobile phones, the spokesperson says.

"After registering with their service, they can then use the platform to pay their taxes using debit or credit cards," the spokesperson says. After a consumer downloads the application, the consumer enters his bank card information and receives a four-digit PIN.

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