PhonePe-Mumbai Metro One partnership means no more long queues to recharge smartcards

10th Oct 2018
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Bengaluru-based digital platform PhonePe announced a partnership with Mumbai Metro One to facilitate smartcard recharge option.

Mumbaikers spend a substantial amount of their time on local trains and metros, owing to the city's crazy traffic and long distances between its different parts. The over-reliance on the city's metro and train services means commuters have to wait in long queues to recharge their Mumbai Metro One smartcards. But this problem is soon set to be a thing of the past.

Digital payments platform PhonePe promises to solve this problem by allowing its users to recharge their Mumbai Metro One smartcards through its app. The company today announced its partnership with Mumbai Metro One and officially launched the smartcard recharge option via its mobile app.

Founders of PhonePe (L to R): Sameer Nigam and Rahul Chari

The partnership between Bengaluru-based PhonePe, which drives the highest number of merchant UPI transactions in India, and Mumbai Metro One, facilitates the adoption of UPI as a payment mode for smartcard recharges.

PhonePe, which also has partnerships with Delhi Metro, Ola, Oyo and Redbus, is accepted as a payment option across 3 lakh online and offline merchants outlets covering food, travel, groceries and movie tickets.

This partnership is in addition to the company's travel and commute partner stores. Last month, Goibibo partnered with PhonePe to allow flight bookings on its platform; in July, Goibibo had launched its offering of hotels on the same platform.

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