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Freecharge, Travel Food Services partner to make dining at major airports and Pune, Vizag railway stations cashless

Updated: Aug 29, 2016 13:31 IST
New Delhi [India], Aug 29 (ANI): India's leading digital payments platform Freecharge has announced a partnership with India's largest travel retail operator Travel Food Services [TFS] to enable passengers to pay using Freecharge wallet for their food orders in a swifter and secure way at select food outlets across Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Mangalore and Bangalore airports.

In addition, the Food and Beverage centers called the 'Rail Dhabas' at Pune and Vishakhapatnam railway stations operated by TFS will also offer digital payment facilities through Freecharge.

In line with its vision of 'transforming travel' and constant efforts to improve the experience of people on the move, TFS has enabled the tremendous convenience of cashless transactions with Freecharge wallet at busy ports of travels.

Travelers can pay using their phone and registered mobile number with Freecharge and complete the transaction with the OnTheGo Pin in less than 10 seconds. With this partnership, Freecharge creates another milestone in its journey to make consumers move from cash to e-cash.

Also, Freecharge will create an end-to-end digital payments experience for passengers by also enabling their ride to airports and railway stations cashless. The company is in the process of on-boarding taxis across India and as part of the pilot program over 15,000 taxis across Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore are already accepting payments via Freecharge wallet.

"Our partnership with TFS will greatly benefit passengers, as they don't have to worry about paying in cash or searching for change in the urgency of boarding their flight or train. With this partnership, customers will stand to benefit from a swift, secure and hassle-free digital payment experience," said CEO Freecharge, Govind Rajan.

"Our aim is to bring on board merchants where the digital payments will remove friction and help expedite the process of payments at the counter. We are excited to be contributing towards Government's vision of less cash economy," added Rajan.

"This partnership will benefit users offering more convenience through the effective use of technology. This endeavor is aligned to our commitment to transform the experience of travelers and promises to enhance customer satisfaction while on the move," said Executive Director Travel Food Services, Varun Kapur.

Customers of TFS can also avail a cash back benefit in their first transaction at TFS operated outlets at major airports, as well as at Pune and Vishakhapatnam railway stations. (ANI)

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