CM Naveen Patnaik launches ‘Odyssey City Card’ for Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday launched a common city payment card system “Odyssey City Card” for Bhubaneswar.

As a joint initiative of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd and the ICICI Bank, the card will facilitate payment transactions for citizen services across the city.

The services include shopping, city bus, recreation, parking and utility services like properties tax payments.

The Chief Minister also launched “My Odyssey Centres” that will facilitate payment services for citizens. A total of 325 Odyssey Centres will be opened out of which 25 was opened in the first phase.

The Chief Minister said that this card system reflects the journey of the heritage city of Bhubaneswar into a modern urban centre and endeavor of government to transform it into a Smart City through technology.

The Chief Minister further said this initiative would help in positioning Bhubaneswar as a premier sports city during the upcoming Men’s Hockey World Cup.

Anup Bagchi, Executive Director, ICICI Bank said “ICICI Bank has always been at the forefront of introducing path breaking digital solutions which aims to offer simplicity and convenience to our customers. We are delighted to associate with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation and Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd to bring forth the ‘Odyssey City Card’.”