FreeCharge Will Enable Millions in Andhra Pradesh to Go Cashless
The government intends to promote “AP Purse” as a large scale solution that addresses both the needs - of creating awareness and increasing adoption of digital wallets, especially outside the bigger urban areas.
Indian digital payments platform, today announced its
partnership with Andhra Government to be part of the ‘AP Purse’ initiative of
the government. ‘AP Purse’ is a state government initiative to help consumers
make convenient and effective use of digital payments, including mobile
Andhra Pradesh government has been consistently tracking the demonetization
situation and implementing ways to redress public inconvenience. ‘AP Purse’ is
a folder which contains various payment apps and tools designed to enable
citizens to start using digital payments in a ready and convenient manner.
Users and merchants will be able to download the “AP Purse” and access and
install the required apps.
government intends to promote “AP Purse” as a large scale solution that
addresses both the needs - of creating awareness and increasing adoption of
digital wallets, especially outside the bigger urban areas.
on the development, Govind Rajan, CEO, FreeCharge said, “We support
the vision of Honorable Chief Minister, Nara Chandrababu Naidu Garu, to
digitize the economy and transform Andhra Pradesh into a cashless economy. With
more and more people using digital payments, there will be enhanced awareness
on the ease and benefits of the same. At FreeCharge, we are proud to partner
with the AP government in their mission to move payments from cash to digital
wallet has an extensive merchant network and can be used for booking bus, rail
and air travel, for phone recharges, for payment of utility bills, for purchase
at grocery stores, chemists and for making Peer to Peer (P2P) and Peer to
Merchant (P2M) payments. In a recent tie-up it has signed up to be present at
more than 53,000 petrol pumps across the country. Users will also be able to
pay for LPG deliveries using FreeCharge. It is also widely used to pay for cab
rides, for ordering from food delivery outlets and for booking movie
tickets.TheFreeCharge wallet is also very popular at national retail and food
chains like Shoppers Stop, Pantaloons, Dominos, Mcdonalds, Cafe Coffee Day,