Cashless bus rides in Mumbai as FreeCharge ties up with Ridlr

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Buy tickets on the go, renew passes, recharge Mumbai Metro cards

Mumbai, 14 December 2016: FreeCharge today announced its partnership with Ridlr, the official mobile ticketing partners of BEST. Using the services of FreeCharge and Ridlr, BEST commuters can now pay for their bus tickets and monthly passes digitally, saving them the hassle of finding change everyday and waiting in queues at bus depots for renewal of passes.

BEST is the first public intra-city bus agency to go fully digital in India, creating a system for less cash dependency and better cash management. With solutions like these, FreeCharge&Ridlr are making payments for daily urban commutes easy and convenient. In order to book a BEST ticket, all the user has to do is to get on the bus, enter the bus & trip details and pay using the FreeCharge wallet to get the token. This token can then be showed to the conductor when asked to get the printed ticket. To recharge the BEST pass, the consumer just needs to enter her 14 digit card number, pay the amount using FreeCharge and get it validated from the conductor on her next trip.

FreeCharge has existing tie-ups in the travel domain with redbus, Rapido, Jugnoo, Shuttl, which aim at making payments for daily commute a hassle free experience. The Ridlr partnership is another such step to embed cashless payments options in all daily commute requirements.

Commenting on the partnership, Govind Rajan, CEO, FreeCharge said, “We are pleased to partner with Ridlr in our mission to make daily commute a cashless, convenient experience for users. The partnership gives us a chance to serve the 3.5 million daily commuters of BEST and provide them the fastest ever digital payments experience. ”

Speaking on the development, BrijrajVaghani, CEO, Ridlr said – “Ridlr is committed to making daily travel a pleasant experience for consumers. Providing cashless ticketing in public transport agencies like BEST, which is used by over 3.5 million commuters daily is an important step towards fulfilling that mission. We are pleased to be associated with FreeCharge on this, as apart from being a highly reliable payment partner, they share our commitment to add value to the everyday life of commuters.”

In addition to booking BEST bus tickets and recharging passes, a consumer can also use the Ridlr app for booking Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) AC route tickets and recharging their Mumbai Metro smartcard while paying using FreeCharge.