EPGU offers an option to pay regional parking penalties
Users have effected over 200,000 payments for the amount exceeding RUB400m
Users of the Unified Public Services Portal (EPGU, www.gosuslugi.ru) in Moscow, Belgorod, Krasnoyarsk, Tyumen, Kazan, Kaluga, Perm, Tver, Nizhny Novgorod and the Udmurt Republic can now pay car parking penalties online. The project was initiated by RF Ministry for Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media. The contractor is Rostelecom, with RTLabs, a lead system integrator, participating in the project.
To pay a ticket, the users have to log in to the EPGU website and go to the Traffic Penalties section on the main page or make the relevant selection in the services catalogue, indicating their vehicle or driver details. Parking penalties charged by regional agencies are shown in the “Other Penalties” tab.
The user can see the date of penalty charge notice, learn the penalty challenging routine and pay several penalties in one transaction. Available payment methods include bank cards of international payment systems, MIR cards, a mobile phone account and electronic wallets.
The service is user friendly and saves citizens’ time and money. For the RF constituent entities, migration to the EPGU payment infrastructure removes the need to design and support their own payment schemes at regional portals. To join the project, regional administrations should apply to the Ministry for Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media.
Over 200 thousand payments for the amount exceeding RUB400m have been performed by the users since the launch of the new service. The number of payments is growing month by month: about 35 thousand transactions for the amount exceeding 80mn rubles were performed in July alone.
According to the Ministry for Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, over 25mn payments for the amount of RUB30.3bn were made via the Unified Public Services Portal in 2017. Statistics shows that the payment volume at the EPGU payment service triples every year.
The transaction security is supported by the Rostelecom payment infrastructure. Certified under PCI DSS annually, the infrastructure ensures the integrity of bank card transactions. RTLabs, a subsidiary of Rostelecom, is in charge of the operation, monitoring and development of the payment scheme.