Freecharge, an online payments platform, has announced a partnership with Travel Food Services [TFS]. Through this association, passengers will be enabled to pay with Freecharge wallet for their food orders in a swifter and secure way at selected food outlets across Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Mangalore and Bangalore airports. In addition, the F&B centres 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.
Freecharge is also creating 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.
Commenting on the partnership, Govind Rajan, CEO, Freecharge said, “Food counters by Travel Food Services are the go-to dining options for travellers during transit. 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.”
Varun Kapur, Executive Director, Travel Food Services said “Our association with Freecharge is a great step forward to offer more convenience to our traveling customers and in providing a swifter and secure payment option at ports of travel that are busy and warrants such initiatives that will save passengers’ time. This partnership will benefit users offering more convenience through the effective use of technology.”
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.