Mumbai: BEST starts offline system for payment

BEST celebrated its Foundation Day with the launch of a unique Chalo Pay service for daily commuters. Now, users need not purchase a mobile ticket to board a bus.

They can simply board any bus and pay with their mobile, and their mobile ticket will be generated on payment. “It is India’s first public transport focused payment system. Chalo Pay is available on the BEST Chalo App. It is an offline wallet and does not need Internet, which solves issue of connectivity in buses,” said BEST general manager Lokesh Chandra.

Users can recharge the mobile wallet using UPI, net banking, debit and credit cards, and other online payments, and then use the wallet balance for instant payments for their bus tickets. They simply have to inform the conductor that they wish to pay using mobile, and hold their phone next to the conductor’s ticketing machine, or scan the QR code, to pay for their ticket. “This eliminates the problems of loose change for passengers and conductors alike,” Chandra said.

Once the payment is successful, the mobile ticket will appear on your app within a few minutes.

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