FreeCharge, India’s fastest growing digital payments platform, today announced that its partnership with Mumbai Traffic Police for collection of traffic fines in a cashless manner.
Now you can pay your traffic challan using FreeCharge
Close to 500 e-challan devices have been rolled out to various traffic chowkies across the city at present. Once an offender is caught violating any rule, an e-challan will be generated against the vehicle registration number. The challan would also be sent to person’s mobile phone immediately. The user can log on to www.mumbaipolice.net, enter their challan or vehicle number and pay using FreeCharge on the payments page.
In a statement shared earlier, Mumbai traffic police said that it expects an annual increase of 8 lakh challans, from the existing 22 lakhs. Such an effort will also help them in identifying and taking action against repeat offenders.
Speaking on the partnership, Govind Rajan, CEO, FreeCharge said, “We are pleased to partner with Mumbai Traffic Police in their pursuit of making the process of collecting fines cashless. Digital payments make the process faster and more efficient. Such partnerships are in line with our objective to make FreeCharge an everyday, everywhere option for our users.”
FreeCharge is also in discussion with police authorities in other cities to enable traffic challans to be paid via FreeCharge. As per publicly available information, the amount of traffic challans in metros is sizeable – Delhi pays about Rs 140 Crores annually, Mumbai about Rs 100 Crores, while Bengaluru collects Rs 70 Crores. Even smaller cities like Ahmedabad collect nearly Rs 17 Crores annually as traffic fines.
FreeCharge aims to provide a seamless payments experience to its consumers and is rapidly expanding its service range to expand and enrich the digital payments landscape in India through such associations and partnerships.
FreeCharge is India’s fastest growing digital payments platform. Consumers across the country use FreeCharge to make prepaid, post-paid, DTH and Electricity bill payments for numerous utility service providers in addition to leading online and offline merchants. FreeCharge is PCI DSS compliant for information security and is at the forefront of the mobile commerce revolution with over 90 per cent of transactions originating from mobile. FreeCharge Go, the virtual card was launched in January 2016, making FreeCharge wallet the universally accepted wallet in India.
For more details, please visit www.FreeCharge.com or download the FreeCharge app.