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Mobikwik partners NHAI to allow users pay toll using m-wallet

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

payment company MobiKwik today said its customers will be able to pay toll tax at 391 toll plazas using the mobile wallet.

After receiving the approval from National Authority of (NHAI), Mobikwik's wallet service will soon be live at 391 toll plazas in India, it said in a statement.

The company has received an approval from NHAI to enable commuters across all toll plazas in the country pay cashless through its mobile wallet to avoid traffic congestion due to crunch, it added.

"Commuters across the country can soon pay cashless at all toll plazas using their MobiKwik wallet. We have taken this step in the wake of to avoid congestion at highways, owing to the ill effects of crunch," MobiKwik co-founder Bipin Preet Singh said.

Post scrapping of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes on November 8, NHAI has announced no charge at all toll plazas till December 2, 2016.

However, the scarcity of physical is expected to impact the smooth traffic at tolls after this date, given that masses are still struggling to get

To solve this issue, MobiKwik has been roped in to digitise toll plazas in India, the company said.

At the toll plazas, users will have to open the MobiKwik app on their phone and scan the QR code on the toll plaza. After entering the amount communicated by the toll operator and the vehicle number, they can press 'pay' to complete the transaction.

MobiKwik has about 40 million users and is accepted at 2.5 lakh merchants, including IRCTC, Big Bazaar, OYO Rooms, Zomato, Grofers and Big Basket.

Founded in 2009, its investors include Sequoia Capital, American Express, Tree Line Asia, MediaTek, Net1, GMO Payment Gateway and Cisco Investments.

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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 17:32 IST