FreeCharge has announced its partnership with Bhartiya Micro Credit (BMC), an NGO that provides financial aid for e-rickshaws. FreeCharge recently launched Chat-n-Pay service, that enables customers to connect and pay via chat with e-rickshaw drivers in less than 5 seconds.
Drivers can register themselves as merchants at zero investment, on Chat-n-Pay by adding their banking details. The Chat-n-Pay service is aimed to offer convenience to pay on-the-go securely.
Govind Rajan, Chief Operating Officer, FreeCharge said, “We are excited to be part of this initiative and enable e-rickshaw drivers to be part of the digital payments ecosystem. Our Chat-n-Pay service has opened opportunities for small merchants from unorganised sectors to accept payments digitally with no investment.”
“Bhartiya Micro Credit (BMC) aims to spread awareness of this 13 financial inclusion and social security schemes and proposes to take the benefits to poor and destitute people in the country. The idea is to facilitate the up gradation of pedal rickshaw pullers into e-rickshaw owners and help create threefold increment in their income,” shared Vijay Pandey, Managing Director, Bhartiya Micro Credit.
Users can also book e-rickshaw through Ola mobile apps and pay through FreeCharge. BMC has distributed 5,100 e-rickshaws and FreeCharge will be set train drivers on how to the FreeCharge app and accept payments.