PayPal forays into mass transit, announces partnership with Mumbai Metro One

Mumbai, October 11, 2018: PayPal, a global leader in digital payments, today announced a partnership for online recharge payments with Mumbai Metro One, the lifeline of Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor, thus making a foray into the mass transit sector. With this partnership, metro-goers can now enjoy the convenience of recharging their smart cards on the Reliance Mumbai Metro website or app backed by PayPal’s robust risk and security platform.

Speaking about the announcement, Devendra Trivedi, Director, Channel Partnerships, PayPal India, said, “PayPal’s integration with the Mumbai Metro payment network, mirrors the agility of the transit system and marks our entry into the mass transit sector. Just as Mumbai Metro’s rapid transit system is designed to make the lives of Mumbaikars easier by decongesting the city, PayPal’s globally-trusted payment platform is designed to make the lives of customers easier by offering a seamless and safe payment experience.”

Since inception, Reliance Infrastructure promoted Mumbai Metro One has taken great strides in revolutionizing its ticketing system. It has always strived to establish itself as a digitally advanced organization and encouraged ‘cashless’ mode of payments. It uses latest technology to deliver world class customer service. It is a pioneer in bringing the initiatives like mobile ticketing. Mumbai Metro is the first Metro in the country to bring payment through digital money during the demonetization.

An MMOPL spokesperson said, “Mumbai Metro is happy to forge an alliance with PayPal – a world leader in digital payments. Just like PayPal, we also place customer at the centre of everything we do. We are sure that Mumbai Metro commuters will greatly benefit from the digital payment platform provided by PayPal. We are confident of a symbiotic relationship with our partner.”

Mumbai Metro commuters will be able to recharge their smart cards by logging into Mumbai Metro website www.reliancemumbaimetro.com and opt for payment gateway of PayPal. The facility is also available on the mobile website and commuters can recharge their smart cards from their internet enabled mobile phones.