FreeCharge has declared its partnership with Bhartiya Micro Credit (BMC), a NGO that provides financial aids to e-rickshaws. FreeCharge recently introduced Chat-n-Pay option, that enables customers to interface and pay by means of 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 a part of this activity and empower e-rickshaw drivers to be a part of the digital payments ecosystem. Our Chat-n-Pay benefit has opened open doors for little traders from unorganized sectors to receive payments 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 thought is to encourage the development of pedal rickshaw pullers into e-rickshaw proprietors and make triple addition in their income,” shared Vijay Pandey, Managing Director, Bhartiya Micro Credit.
Customers can also book e-rickshaw through Ola mobile app and pay through FreeCharge. BMC has distributed 5,100 e-rickshaws and FreeCharge will be set to prepare drivers on how to use the FreeCharge app and accept digital payments.