On Monday, one of India’s Cab aggregators, Ola announced that it has now integrated with UPI (Unified Payment Interface) for cashless payment options. Government has been promoting cashless payment modes a lot in past few months and probably this is the reason Ola decided to integrate UPI and simplify the payment options for its customers. As of now it’s only available for Android platform and will soon be made available for iOS as well.
Ola already had many options for payment like cash, credit card, debit card, Ola Money and now Pay by UPI option has also been added to the list. Now the app will also show you to ‘Pay by UPI’ mode apart from the other regular modes of payments. Payment through UPI is as simple as other options and you just need to follow some simple steps for it.
While making payments for your Ola rides select the option ‘Pay by UPI’. Now you need to enter your unique UPI handle on the payment page. A ‘make payment’ request will appear on the screen and then you are supposed to enter your 6 digit unique UPI transaction pin. Once you enter the pin, the transaction is completed.
Not to forget that Ola also also introduced “Ola Credit” option which lets you to book an Ola cab without having sufficient cash. You can repay it later through the options like net banking, credit card, debit card, or Ola Money.
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Pallav Singh, Senior Vice President of Ola Money, said, “At Ola, we are committed to the shared vision of a ‘Digital India’; and extending the benefits of a cashless economy to more Indians will only further this vision. Payments through UPI will be much faster and convenient; and we will continue to innovate and adopt similar integration with other platforms to create a robust payment mechanism.”